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tzedek

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anybody ever heard of these people? we had to learn about it in high school it was fucking pointless.
 

breakology

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tzedek said:
anybody ever heard of these people? we had to learn about it in high school it was fucking pointless.

It was fucking pointless so you decided to jump on the ol'net and start a thread about here. Nice call ... :thumbsup:
 

tzedek

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breakology said:
It was fucking pointless so you decided to jump on the ol'net and start a thread about here. Nice call ... :thumbsup:


well there really isnt anything else going on here.
 

voiceofreason

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tzedek said:
anybody ever heard of these people? we had to learn about it in high school it was fucking pointless.
You didn't find this interesting? They sound like a bunch of full-on nuts:

"The daily body ritual performed by everyone includes a mouth-rite. Despite the fact that these people are so punctilious about care of the mouth, this rite involves a practice which strikes the uninitiated stranger as revolting. It was reported to me that the ritual consists of inserting a small bundle of hog hairs into the mouth, along with certain magical powders, and then moving the bundle in a highly formalized series of gestures.

In addition to the private mouth-rite, the people seek out a holy-mouth-man once or twice a year. These practitioners have an impressive set of paraphernalia, consisting of a variety of augers, awls, probes, and prods. The use of these items in the exorcism of the evils of the mouth involves almost unbelievable ritual torture of the client. The holy-mouth-man opens the client's mouth and, using the above mentioned tools, enlarges any holes which decay may have created in the teeth. Magical materials are put into these holes. If there are no naturally occurring holes in the teeth, large sections of one or more teeth are gouged out so that the supernatural substance can be applied. In the client's view, the purpose of these ministrations is to arrest decay and to draw friends. The extremely sacred and traditional character of the rite is evident in the fact that the natives return to the holy-mouth-men year after year, despite the fact that their teeth continue to decay."