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Story: Horns burnt for rain


Horns burnt for rain


Lucy Lloyd |xam notebooks


Horns to be burnt, when the weather looks very threatening. (L VIII.-23. 8030 and 8031). The people burn the outer layer of the springbok's horn to make the rain-clouds disperse when they see that they threaten to bring angry rain ('make war').


1) p.8029v: (4 December 1878) |han≠kass'o heard this story from his maternal grandfather (Tsatsi); the removal of skin from horns, 2) p.8030v: the scent of the burning horn rises in the smoke and disperses the rain-clouds, 3) This story is found in Book VIII-23


|han≠kass'o (Klein Jantje) (VIII)


4 December 1878 (started)


The Rain and Rain's water, Custom and daily life, Artefact and dress


horns (their scent 'does not smell nicely') , horns (the smoke of disperses rain-clouds) , horns (are burnt for rain) , horns (their outer layer or outer covering is burnt) , horns (are burnt to divide rain-clouds) , rain (when angry it 'makes war') , rain (its clouds become green) , rain (its darkness resembles night) , rain (horns are burnt to divide or divide its clouds) , springbok (their horns are burnt to disperse the rain–clouds) , clouds (rain-clouds) , clouds (horns burnt to disperse or divide) , rain-clouds ('wax green') , rain-clouds (horns are burnt to divide and disperse) , smoke (from burnt horn divides rain-clouds)

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