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SCARIFICATION

Benin - January 2009 - During this ceremony, the children (Bruno) will be renamed, their heads shaved and they will be taken to the residence of an oracle, which will help them communicate with their ancestors "in the afterlife". The ceremony have a process of initiation is of great social importance and the rites of the ritual have special symbolic meanings. Scarification is used as a form of initiation into adulthood, beauty and a sign of a village, tribe, and clan.

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Scarification
Benin - January 2009 - During this ceremony, the children (Bruno) will be renamed, their heads shaved and they will be taken to the residence of an oracle, which will help them communicate with their ancestors "in the afterlife". The ceremony have a process of initiation is of great social importance and the rites of the ritual have special symbolic meanings. Scarification is used as a form of initiation into adulthood, beauty and a sign of a village, tribe, and clan.