Description: “Sopfünuo” is a renowned Angami Naga folktale about a woman and her child whose lives were tragically cut short on their way back to their native village in Rüsoma, Kohima. The two were believed to have been metamorphosed into stones which remain sacred to our people and has oral historical facts till date. It is a passionate and inspiring folktale that revolves around the themes of marriage and relationship, mother’s love, animatic beliefs, envy, betrayal etc which still exists in the minds of the people as a great legend.
Format & Duration: Audio: 4mins, 53secs
Date of Recording: 8-oct-2023
Date of Upload: 02-Nov-2023
Performer: Aleü Belho
Creator: Thejaselie Belho
Publisher: Tetso College, Dimapur
Note: Today, even though Sopfünuo and her child are no more, they continue to live in the hearts and minds of the villagers. Their story, etched in the stones, resonates with every rustle of the trees and whispers of the wind in Rüsoma. Their memory is a legacy that the village carries with pride and sorrow.
Belho Thejaselie. 2023. Sopfünuo. (https://neiipa.in/audio/sopfunuo/) NEIIPA,Tetso College. Accessed: (01-Mar-2024)