Becoming a man means a lot of things across the globe and this article will show you the brutal things certain countries need their male gender to do to prove their masculinity. See Intense tests of manhood from around the globe:
1. Ceremonial dog killing (Russia):
Early Russian tribes compelled young boys to kill their own dogs to prove that they are ready to be called men. What is the sense in this, you ask? It was Russia’s way of stripping the boys of their innocence by killing something they truly loved.
2. Blood purification (Papua New Guinea):
The Matausa tribe of Papua New Guinea see women’s blood as dirty and far from pure. They feel their boys have to be purified from the unclean influences passed to them by their moms. The elders of the land will then slid 2 canes into the throats of the young guys which will cause them to vomit blood. At the end of the ceremony, the boys can go back into the community as real men.
3. Bodily Pain and Poison (Brazil):
The Matis manhood ritual for boys is extremely painful. Poison will first be sprayed in their eyes to improve their senses and eyesight. After that, the boys would be beaten severally. They will also be given the Kampo poison which was gotten out of the monkey frog. The poison is supposedly a great endurance and strength giver.
4. Group Lion hunting (Kenya and Northern Tanzania):
In that part of the world, boys have to hunt Lions with just clubs and shields to prove their masculinity. They must go alone.
5. Naked bull jumping (Ethiopia):
This is the way of the Karo tribe. They simply ask their boys to jump over some bulls, nude. In that part of the world, men that are fully grown will not be regarded as men until after performing this ritual. And a boy in Karo is banned from marrying.