4 of the most brutal initiation rites from around the world
Initiations are a right of passage that take place all over the world. In some cultures they are used to separate the men from the boys in coming of age rituals that are so brutal a few even end in death. In the Western world initiation ceremonies are often linked to university sports teams who force their first years to do some seriously messed up crap,in Nigeria University secret cult's initiation is a far removed from that of Western world Sororities and fraternities with their brutal beatings and unpeakable violence,all in the name of acceptance and to become officially welcomed into the team.
Below are 4 of the most brutal initiation rites from around the world that could and have actually kill some of the participants..enjoy
Land Diving in the Pentecost Island.
For the tribes who live on this small island their boys have a large challenge to face when they reach the ages of 7 and 8. Once circumcised they begin participating in the tourist phenomenon that is land diving. They must climb a rickety 98-foot-tall bamboo structure, tie vines to their ankles and dive like a bungee to the ground. If they’re lucky the vines will hold and only their head will graze the ground, but a slight miscalculation can lead to cracked sculls, broken legs and even death. When a boy jumps for the first time their mother stands at the bottom holding something that represents their childhood. Whilst in free-fall they throw the item away, symbolising their advancement into adulthood.
Bullet ant bites for the Satere-Mawe Tribe
The young men of this Amazon tribe place their hands in gloves brimming with bullet ants, whose bites are supposedly 20 times more painful than a wasp sting. The madness doesn’t end there. Following the first session the men place their hands in a solution that temporarily knocks the ants out. The tribe then get their knit on and the ants are woven into the gloves. Upon waking, the men dance around for 10 minutes with the gloves on. The bullet ants attack and cause so much pain the men begin to convulse. Men will repeat this ritual many times to prove their manhood. Wow, talk about intense. I’m pretty sure this may cross the line into both animal and physical abuse but hey ho another one bites the dust.
Papua new guinea house from hell.
Arguably the most brutal rite of passage. The Sambia tribe takes all boys from the age of seven and separates them from the women of the tribe for 10 years. They are placed in a special house and their skin is pierced to discard any external contamination from women, kind of like the playground game of ‘cooties’ but on a more savage scale. The boys then engage in a heavy session of nose-bleeding, consuming so much sugarcane they proceed to be violently sick and ultimately shit themselves to cleanse the body. Once the boys bodies are considered cleansed they are instructed to ingest semen to ignite strength and masculine growth. Substitute the sugarcane with shots of absinthe and you’ve got yourself the world’s worst night out.
Crocmen in Papua New Guinea
Boys from tribes along the Chambri Lake are subjected to a ceremony where cuts and slits are made to their skin. Clay and tree oil is then inserted into them. The intention of this is to raise the shape so that when they heal they mimic the skin of a crocodile. It is believed by the Chambri people that humanity evolved from the reptiles.
Amongst them all,which is your favourite?
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