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[A] pregnant woman must never touch a hunting weapon, and if she does, the hunter will be unsuccessful; the hunter may, for example, track a wild animal and wound it, but he will never be able to kill it and retrieve it. A man whose wife is pregnant is therefore never allowed to join a party of hunters.

  • Source: Siiger, Halfdan. The Lepchas: culture and religion of a Himalayan people, part 1. Copenhagen: The National Museum of Denmark, 1967.
  • Culture: Lepcha
  • Location: Asia