From sex with a crocodile before jumping into the ground: the most severe ways of male initiationPictolic
Men will always remain men and all my life someone something to prove. If the modern world can take place with money, success with women or sports achievements, the communities living by the laws of the primitive communal system, such numbers do not pass. There in order to prove their masculinity need to work hard and how to suffer.
Recently the media had spread the absolutely remarkable story of three brothers from South African province of Limpopo. These guys came to the local witch doctor with a serious problem — all three of them suffered from impotence. Local spiritual leader and part-time doctor refused to help the boys and advised to catch in stagnant water crocodile and to join with him in sexual contact.
Of course, the sorcerer understood how this activity is unsafe, so gave men an amulet called "Muti" that can make a dangerous reptile is loyal to the three perverts. Then it was interesting — finding the crocodile, impotent men rushed at him, brandishing the amulet and was immediately torn to shreds.
History is silent from whom took the death of brave men from the crocodile, which they demonstrated "Mufi" or from his relatives do not fall under the spell of a magical artifact. The story is instructive and, unfortunately, not unique. Such nonsense, are done periodically by the brave men in different parts of the world to prove their masculinity.
There are other, less dangerous, but the same weird male rituals. Men of the tribe from the island of Waigeo, located near the coast of New Guinea, is considered to be a natural cleansing the blood after the first intercourse. Men of the people believe that they need to be cleansed of defilement as well as the woman cleared menstruation. To do this, they voluntarily make themselves cupping, notching the head of the penis.
If you think it's all over, you are deeply mistaken. The victim of a primitive circumcision, his family and the shaman eagerly waiting for the wound to heal reproductive organs, to continue the ceremony. When it becomes apparent that the injury no longer bothers the young man, he was inserted into the urethra a thin stick, along which, as the guide, make an incision with a sharp knife.
Thousands of years ago the natives already knew securely fixed patient anesthesia is not needed
The member is revealed from below — from the scrotum and up to the head. As the wound heals over time, the procedure is periodically repeated. After such an operation a man can urinate only while sitting as a member of the more the to urinate. During erection it becomes wide and flat, so its functionality in sexual life is also in doubt. But since the natives are still not extinct, somehow it all works.
Some Indonesian peoples, dedicating boys to men, doing them a kind of body piercing. To do this, the subjects make the penis cross hole using a wooden wedge. After that, the member insert metal or silver jewellery, the richness of which points to an enviable groom. It is believed that during copulation these items make a woman extra pleasure.
Bedouin tribes living in the South of the Arabian Peninsula, as Islam demands, make your boys circumcised. But it is not limited to cutting off a piece of foreskin — 13-14-year-old literally stripped the skin member. Of course, during execution, the boy should not fail to utter a sound to prove their courage. Official authorities have banned this barbaric custom, can cripple and even kill the boy, but the strength of tradition is often stronger than fear of the law.
Any of these strange and deadly in unsterile conditions rituals pales before "jumping into the ground" practiced on the island of Vanuatu in the Pacific ocean. There in front of a rite of passage into men build wooden tower with a height of 20-30 meters. The young man, tying yourself to a creeper's legs to the crossbar at the top of buildings, thrown upside down from the tower.
Jumping guys from Vanuatu always collect a lot of tourists
Correctly calculated the length of the vines will not break up the ground, but if the calculation was wrong — for so the deceased was unworthy of the high title of wise men. All such jumping to touch the bottom hand of the earth for such a dashing guy wanted to marry all of the bride of the village. Accidents with this method of initiation is not uncommon, but the locals are not going to abandon the good old custom, similar to entertainment extreme.
The more terrible will be the traces of beatings, so with great respect for the newly minted male compatriots. During the dedication in men often knock out the teeth and eyes, and especially broke up in religious ecstasy, testers can break through and head.
Get a good strong stick on the skull — the dream of every boy from the Fulani tribe
The most humane in this respect are the Bushmen who inhabit the southern part of the African continent. Before performing the initiation, the future man will learn all of the hunting and household wisdom. After passing the "course of the young fighter" young Bushmen should spend some time in Savannah, away from the tribesmen, with a minimum set for survival.
Considering all the above, it is safe to assume that the boys from civilized society lucky enough for them to wear pants in order to be considered real men. Has its own rites and women of different Nations, however they are not as severe and are associated with love, motherhood and housewife duties.