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With their heads newly shaved and their bodies rubbed with glistening red ocher, the initiates gather to receive the final blessings of the elders. The elders walk among them, chanting prayers and spraying them with mouthfuls of milk and honey beer. A typical blessing is “May Enkai (God) give you many children, many cattle and a long healthy life.”

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  • Title: Maasai Initiates Receiving Blessings of Elders
  • Creator: Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher
  • Date: 1995
  • Location: Kenya
  • Copyright: copyright Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher

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