Story: Ddi xerreten and the Lioness
Ddi xerreten and the Lioness
The Man of the Early Race, whose head was of stone, the Lioness, and the Children. By /han≠kass’o (L VIII.-25. 8177-8197). A Lioness gathers together many of the people's children because she is an invalid and needs them to work for her. Ddi xerreten (a man of the Early Race who has a stone head) goes to her house and points out to the children the fires of their own people in different ravines, until they have all gone home.When the Lioness arrives at her house she asks Ddi xerreten where her children are and he says that they are not her children. The Lioness hurts her jaw on his stone head and is left sitting angrily at her house.
1) p.8176v: |han≠kass'o heard this story from his maternal grandmother (≠kammi) and also from his mother (|xabbi-an) when he was older, 2) p.8180v: on poisoning people (using a substance used by farmers to kill jackals), 3) p.8188v: water covered with green moss or weed is undrinkable, 4) p.8192v: the |xam call their language |xam |xam ka ≠kakken ≠kakken, 5) This story is found in Book VIII-25
21 January 1879 (started)
language (the |xam call their's |xam ka ≠kakken ≠kakken) , children (whose people live in the ravines) , children (who live nicely with and work for the Lioness) , children (return to their own people) , children (liberated by Ddi xerreten) , children (the Lioness loves them) , children (and Ddi xerreten and the Lioness) , Ddi xerreten (and the Lioness) , Ddi xerreten (the Lioness hurts her teeth biting his stone head) , Ddi xerreten (what he says to the children) , Ddi xerreten (and the Lioness) , Ddi xerreten (his head is a stone) , Ddi xerreten (is a person of the Early Race) , Ddi xerreten (liberates and returns the children their homes) , Early Race (or the First Bushmen) , Early Race (Ddi xerreten and the Lioness are people of) , Lioness (Ddi xerreten and) , Lioness (hurts her teeth on Ddi xerreten's stone head) , Lioness (kills gemsbok and collects water using its stomach) , Lioness (takes children who are not hers) , Lioness (collects other people's children) , Lioness (loves the children) , Lioness (is an invalid on account of her chest) , Lioness (needs the children to work for her) , stone (Ddi xerreten's head is one) , stone (Ddi xerreten and the Lioness)