IBAN AUGURY – BURONG LABA (THE STROKE OF LUCK)

BURONG LABA (THE STROKE OF LUCK)

After this war, Sengalang Burong taught Sera Gunting how to respect the kind of omen called laba, “stroke of luck”, as follows:5

After this war, Sengalang Burong taught Sera Gunting how to respect the kind of omen called laba, “stroke of luck”, as follows:5

1. If you see a mousedeer (pelandok) coming towards you from the front, you have to return to your house and respect it with a day holiday. After this you must smear the place where you saw the mousedeer with the blood of one large cock or a hen to increase the effectiveness of the omen.

2. If you see a barking deer (kijang) coming towards you from the front, you must go home and respect it with three days holiday. After this you have to smear the place with the blood of two large chickens to increase its effectiveness.

3. If you see a sambar deer (rusa) coming towards you from the front, you have to respect it with five days holiday. After this, you have to smear the place where the deer was seen with the blood of a pig of any size.

4. If you see a clouded leopard cat (Remaung daan) coming toward you from the front you have to stay away from work for seven days. After this, you have to smear the place with the blood of a sow which has three times delivered young or a male pig which already has tusks.

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