Each culture and religion around the globe have their uniqueness which makes it one of a kind. Some of these cultures have extremely weird and horrifying traditions that will make your jaw drop. So Let’s Take A Look At 10 Weird And Horrifying Traditions That Still Exist In World!
1. Cobra Gold
Every year over 13,000 military members from Thailand, United States, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea and Malaysia head to Thailand to participate in a daily exercise known as ‘Cobra Gold’. During the exercise, the soldiers learn to survive in the wilderness. They also take part in strange exercises such as ‘how to kill a Cobra’ and then drink its blood, they also bite the heads off chickens and eat scorpions.
2. Living With The Dead
The Toraja people of Indonesia exhume the bodies of their loved ones who have died every year when they do they clean the bodies and they walk the bodies back to their homes. Before they’re taken home they are dressed in special clothes and then they are paraded around town. Even people who died decades ago are part of the ceremony. When the corpses are taken from their coffins, they are completely cleaned out. After the ceremony, the corpses are taken back to their final resting place, but first, they’re put in new clothes.
While cannibalism is illegal in most parts of the world, there are still remote areas where the residents eat people. A tribe in Indonesia, New Guinea is known as ‘The Korowai Tribe’ will eat their witch doctors. The brain of the witch doctor is the first thing that the tribe eats. There is also a tribe in the Amazon called ‘The Yanomami Tribe’ who eat their dead. They start by grinding the bones and after 45 days they drink the bone dust in a banana soup. A year later they will consume the ashes of the burnt flesh. They do this because they believe that it will help the deceased and to paradise.
4. Bear Worship
The Ainu people are native to Japan and Russia. They believe that all bears are Gods walking among them and they should be sacrificed. If the people sacrifice a bear, it means that mankind will be blessed. The tradition is not good for the bears however because the bear that is slaughtered is a hibernating mother. After the mother is sacrificed the Cubs are kept in captivity, two years later the Cubs will be killed by spearing or choking. After the Cubs are killed the villagers drink the blood and eat the flesh. Finally, the bear skull is put on top of the spear so that it can be worshiped.
5. Finger Amputation
There is a tribe in Papua, Indonesia called ‘The Dani Tribe’ where women’s fingers are amputated as a symbol of sadness and mourning. During a loved one’s funeral, the upper tips of the fingers are amputated this is said to help display sadness and reflect their inner grief by going through severe physical pain. The reason for this is that the dead are said to have spirits that need to be appeased through horrific acts. To amputate the finger a string is tied around it to numb it after the finger has been amputated, the ends are burned to create new scar tissue.