Microkhan by Brendan I. Koerner

Entries Tagged as 'buffalos'

Respectful Enemies

June 15th, 2012 · Comments Off on Respectful Enemies

Rampok macans were Javanese ceremonies which centered upon the slaying of tigers, perhaps as a symbolic way for humans to confirm their dominance over nature. The tigers were not sacrificed, per se, but rather forced into combat that virtually guaranteed their deaths—either against spear-wielding humans or, far more spectacularly, water buffalos. An eyewitness described the […]


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