Monday, June 14, 2021

Bullet ant initiation, Brazil

 According to the Satere-Mawe Tribe from the Amazon rain forest, Brazil, a boy does not become a man unless he can withstand being stung by a swarm of Bullet Ants.

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This ant has the most painful sting among all insects; some even say the sting is just as excruciating as being shot by a bullet.

The initiation ritual includes the boys sticking their hands in a glove full of bullet ants while they dance.

Moreover, this tradition is not a one-time thing; the boy must go through this routine as many times as it takes for him not to cry during the process. The day he can endure this torture without shedding a single tear, is the day he becomes a real man.

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