Ethiopia’s Omo Valley | Africa’s Last Frontier, National Geographic Magazine: Bull Jumping Manhood Ceremony

Mazes line up to jump bulls in a manhood coming of age ceremony. A leap into the air and this man successful completes the ancient ritual passed down many generations in the Omo River Valley in Ethiopia.  Male friends and relatives hold the animals in place as the jumper runs along their backs. Afterward, the young Hamar man must adhere to a strict diet including blood, milk, and honey until he marries.

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