Cutting Off Fingers
The passing of a relative in the Dani tribe of Indonesia messengers an endless measure of passionate and, for ladies, physical agony. Beside the unavoidable enthusiastic melancholy, ladies of the Dani tribe physically express that despondency by cutting off (by impulse) a section of one of their fingers.
Before being cut off, the fingers are tied with a string for thirty minutes to numb them. Once cut away, the new fingertips are scorched to make new scar tissue.
The Yanomami tribe lives in towns inside the Amazon rainforest, close to the fringe of Venezuela and Brazil. They are known for their custom of endocannibalism: devouring the flesh of an individual from one’s own particular tribe, more often than not after they’ve passed on (not to be mistaken for barbarianism, as such).
Ainu Bear Worship
The Ainu individuals, indigenous to parts of Japan and Russia, have a custom of giving up bears. The relinquish is religious in nature, as it is trusted that bears are divine beings strolling among people, and the give up of the bear is said to favor the spirit of humankind.