Puberty Rites in African Religious Traditions: Kloyo PeemiUploader: Moogubei 3 month ago Subscribe 4
It is believed that if she is able to touch a boy and girl, she will have children of both sexes. The initiate is then blindfolded and asked to touch two of the children. Puberty ceremony presents an opportunity for an adolescent young boy or girl to be fully recognized as an adult in our society. Many initiations culminate with a supreme test. Everything is in order while respect and acknowledgment are still given to the gods. Apache boys must take ice baths, while aboriginal Australians sent boys out on long foot journeys, known as walkabouts, where the boy would pick up and perfect hunting and surviving skills.