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Coming of Age Rituals: Hamar Cow Jumping

Hamar “"Cow Jumping" 12-16 5 Age Gender Hamar Difficulty Ethiopia /Pain Requires: Cow, Good Knees This rite of passage for men coming of age must be completed before a man is permitted to marry. The man-to-be must jump the cow or castrated bull, four times to be successful. This test is 6. performed while naked as a symbol of the childhood he is about to leave behind him. On completion of this test, the young man joins the ranks of the maza.

Coming of Age Rituals: Hamar Cow Jumping

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Vanilla Reindeer have been looking at coming of age rituals from around the world. For this example, we're in Ethiopia looking at the Hamar people's tradition of getting the young men of the tribe to ...

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