Maasai Savaşçı Geçişi Ritüeli
Emuratare bir Maasai çocuğun hayatındaki en önemli törendir. Sünnet olacak, kabile Ona erkek, savaşçı diyecek ve onu köy koruyucusu dikkate alacaktır.Törenler yaklaşık 3 ay sürer ve bu süre içinde genç erkekler siyah giysiler giyerler ve Villiage kadınlar tarafından inşa kulübelerde yaşarlar. Maasai çocuk artık bir savaşçıdır. Bir Maasai Eunoto'yu geçtikten sonra evlenebilir.
Maasai Warrior Passage
The Emuratare is the most important ceremony in the life of a Maasai boy. Once circumcised, the tribe will consider him a man, warrior, and protector of his village. As the young man makes his way to where the elders will circumcise him, friends and family members will taunt the boy by saying things like “If you flinch, we will disown you.” The Maasai value bravery in their warriors and the circumcision is a boy’s first way to prove his courage even in the face of severe pain. It takes about 3 months for the circumcision to heal and during that time the young men wear black clothing and live in huts built by the women of the villiage. The Maasai boy is now warrior.
For the next 10 years the young men live together in an Emanyatta, or warriors camp. There they learn fighting, oratory, and animal husbandry. After 10 years, the young men take part in the Eunoto ceremony that marks the transition from warrior to senior warrior. After a Maasai has passed through the Eunoto, he can marry. The ceremony is basically several days of festivals, which ends with the initiate’s mother shaving his hair.