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Part 6: On consideration, kindness, and thoughtfulness
M b mi j dn, ran n l l.
M f w- mi k t yan ggr fn egn; egn n n M f w- mi k; fn un n mlgidi.
b-lw-b-se-ll-fn-Agn: jmr k j oko k s.
M w, m w lap yl k.
7. The reference is to a hunter who would rather scare away game he cannot kill than give another hunter the opportunity of killing it. [Back to text]
8. Masqueraders supposed to be the embodiment of ancestors are credited with the power to grant boons, including children, to supplicants. A person who makes lame excuses while offering inadequate gifts to the masquerader will hear lame excuses and receive worthless boons from the masquerader. [Back to text]
9. The egngn (masqueraders) are believed to favor ll, seasoned and steamed ground beans. Agn is the masquerader charged with executing witches. [Back to text]
10. The sound the bird's wings make when in flight is supposed to sound like M w, m w! [Back to text]