Monday, December 25, 2006
Beragai Chelegai Rarik Lampong (pictured left), nicknamed Samatai whose earthly manefestation is Scarlet Rumped Trogon - Harpactes Duvaucelii is also called Burong Gaga, the “happy bird” due to the laughing sound of his call. He serves as shaman healer (manang). The son of Sega Salempa Wi Selegai, Bujang Sababang Bunga Ringkai, he is married to second daughter of Sengalang Burong, Endu Langgu Ketunsong Ngembai, Dayang Kumang Bunga Entekai.
He came from hillock country surrounded by ubah trees, whose fruits weighed down its branches, in a forest full of palah reeds, whose stalk are red as the color of their stem (Munggu Gulu Kayu madang ubah ke bebuah lentor batang, di kerapa madang palah betating mirah nyerenang takang).
Praise name (Ensumbar or Julok):
A long sword that strikes the ribs (Beragai ke bejulok Perapang Pedang Panjai, Lempai ka di kerigai rusok rinda). Another name is Beraga the large plate for receiving lady’s head (Beragai bejulok pinggai besai penerima pala berambau dara).
Special possession: Possess danan cane for binding the circular frame, the kechupak tree for making the cross piece of the curled chandi pole (Ngembuan danan ambi ka mudan, gelong ka bengkong. Ngembuan kechupak ambi ka ilak chandi begelong).