Thursday, June 3, 2021

The Sateré-Mawé ant glove-wearers

The Sateré-Mawé people of Amazonas, Brazil, practice a painful coming-of-age ritual for their young men.Boys as young as 12 gather bullet ants from the forest – stings from which are said to be 30 times more painful than those of bees – before putting them inside gloves made from leaves.The young men wear the gloves 20 times for 10 minutes, performing a dance while the angry insects relentlessly sting them.

The Sun

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