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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Short African Story of Tribal Marks

Short African Story of Tribal Marks

Tribal marks and their origins in Africa short story

African stories are as much a part of a home as tables and chairs. A storyless home is just a sad house with walls, a floor, and a roof. The short African story of the Origin of African Tribal Marks story explains where and when tribal marks in Africa were first used. 

Tribal Marks

Origin of Tribal Marks African Short Story

A King named Sango sent two slaves to a distant country on an important mission.

In due course, they returned, and he found that one slave had achieved successfully what he had been sent to do, while the other had accomplished nothing. 

The King, therefore, rewarded the first with high honors and commanded the second to receive a hundred and twenty-two razor cuts all over his body.

This was a severe punishment, but when the scars healed, they gave to the slave a very remarkable appearance, which greatly took the fancy of the King’s wives.

Sango, therefore, decided that cuts should in future be given, not as punishment, but as a sign of royalty, and he placed himself at once in the hands of the markers. 

However, he could only bear two cuts, and so from that day two cuts on the arm have been the sign of royalty, and various other cuts came to be the marks of different tribes.

Did you know?

The main purpose of tribal marks is for identification of a person's tribe and family heritage. Another reason why some tribes in Africa engage in tribal markings is for spiritual protection.

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