This is probably one of those "welcome to the internet, Mary" moments, but it was new to me this morning when i saw it on on the towns.
the smoke was too loud.
can i get my snack? you're eating it.
Now when a young boy in the tribe was ready to become a man, a ritual took place. Wearing masks, the elders would kidnap him and take him into the woods, tie him down, and with a flint knife slice the underside of his penis. It was painful, but the medicine man said this is how you became a man.
It meant shedding one’s innocence. At the end of the ritual one of the masked men dipped the bullroarer in the boy’s blood and thrust it in his face, simultaneously removing his mask so the boy could see it’s not a god at all – it’s just one of the old guys. And the medicine man would whisper, 'We make the noises.'"Wow. Analogy overload.