Tribal dating ritual in the amazon
In this particular tribe of the Amazon, a boy needs to pass a rather bizarre test to prove he has become a man – he is made to stick his hands into gloves packed with hundreds of angry, ferocious, deadly BULLET ANTS for ten whole minutes! Make your way to Castrillo de Murcia to witness what can be considered as one of the strangest rituals on the planet – El Colacho.The bullet ant is the largest ant on the planet, and its sting is considered to be 30 times stronger than that of a wasp! A tradition that has been doing the rounds since almost 400 years, infants are laid out on mattresses in the street, while men dressed as the ‘devil’ jump over infants as parents and visitors play spectator!We’ll let you know about the latest developments in our work, calls to action to support, and opportunities in your community to get involved.Subscribe Now Fundación Pachamama, our sister organization in Ecuador, works with the Achuar to develop resources and skills to protect their land and culture.
If you are a man, you’re going to be thankful for not being born into the Satere-Mawe tribe of the Amazon, after reading this!
One of the first initiatives was the Achuar’s development and implementation of an integrated resource management plan for their territory.
The overarching goal of this plan and subsequent initiatives is to ensure the long-term wellbeing of the Achuar lands and culture, and establish their right to self-determination at the local, national, regional, and international level.
The Achuar are a group of indigenous peoples of the Amazon Basin, currently numbering around 6,000.
Their ancestral lands – nearly 2 million acres in all – straddle the modern borders of Ecuador and Peru, a remote area that has allowed them to preserve their way of life with little outside influence or colonization.