5 most violent tribe initiation rights for young men

by Noa Cantu

Aug 28, 2018

5 most violent tribe initiation rights for young men

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Honestly, we don't even think about that turning point when a boy becomes a man. For our society this is quite a normal process, which happens on its own. However, a variety of rituals are actively used in world practice, which are designed to catalyze the process of turning a boy into an adult man (some of them amaze with their cruelty).

Bullet Ant Glove

Bullet Ant Glove/worldstopmost.com

In the tribe of Sateré-Mawé, who lives somewhere in Brazil, in order for a boy to become a man, he must put his hand into an improvised glove, docked with ants. These ants are not ordinary. Their bite is insanely painful, and multiple bites cause hallucinations. To prepare such a glove, the boy's fellow tribesmen lull the ants with a vegetable soothing agent, and then place them inside the cavity so that their stingers are looked inwards. Next, the boy wears a glove and must hold on for 10 minutes. If he survives, then he becomes a man, the truth is that he will be shaking for a few more days.

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