Alushes, The Defenders of Mexico

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The rituals and beliefs of Maya that appeared before the times of Columbus constitute the whole layer of traditions that is still a lacuna in a modern social studies. According tho the ancient Maya beliefs Alush is the representative of the whole host of the creatures that live next to the settlements of the human beings. The traditions connected with Alushes still remain quite popular within the modern native population of Mexico. Alush is believed to be a small anthropomorphic creature who cares for the crop and the house to be in order and defends the household and the land from the invasion of strangers or enemies.

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The strangest traditions of the world

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People differ from animals in many ways. We create civilizations, we have laws and traditions. Animals have their own rules too, but unlike their rules, our traditions may be impossible or very hard to understand. Here are a few laws or traditions (whatever they call them) that may seem funny, some of them make sense, and some of them don’t. I believe that some of them may be made up, but they will sure make you laugh.

1. In Belgium, if a woman finds out her husband cheated on her, she may pour boiling-hot water on his genitals while he is sleeping. He may do the same to her, if he finds out she cheated on him (Ouch… cheap shot, but you will definitely feel so much better after that!)

2. In China a woman has a right to divorce a man if she doesn’t have orgasm during six months after the wedding (I would give her right to sue him 😀 it’s half a year for crying out loud).

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