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A Woman who married the Tiger

Folk Tale . 3:25

Title: A Woman who married the Tiger
Language: Lotha
Description: This folktale holds great significance in learning the history of the Lotha tribe. The background on which the tale is set draws light to the fundamental living of our forefathers. This tale allows us to connect with our ancestral roots, fostering a deeper understanding of cultural identity. Tigers have always been central to Lotha tales. In the past, humans had to flee from their villages leaving everything behind. Houses, farms, old, sick and disabled people were left abandoned in the village. But, when instead of fleeing, they decide to confront the tiger, they would surround the mountain with fire, spears and stones, chanting and making noises to corner the tiger. Using bamboo, they would make a cage and chase the Tiger inside it by throwing stones and frightening it with fire. Once trapped, they would throw spears from all sides to kill the Tiger. The person who struck the Tiger’s head or heart
was considered the victor.

Format & Duration: Audio – 3mins 25secs
Date of Recording: 9-Aug-2023
Date of Upload: 15-Nov-2023
Performer: Khothunglo Murry
Creator: Thechano C Murry
Publisher: Tetso College, Dimapur
Note: NA

Murry Thechano C. 2023. A Woman who married the Tiger. (https://neiipa.in/audio/a-woman-who-married-the-tiger/) NEIIPA,Tetso College. Accessed: (29-Feb-2024)

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