10 Most Horrible Traditions in human civilizations

10 Most Horrible Traditions in Human Civilizations

Much of this tradition is now part of history and is considered the most violent or evil. However, some halted recently. This is a list of 10 horrible traditions that now have lost from human civilization. These traditions are incompatible with human nature, rather than bring benefits to the community life It brings misery. And after reading below 10 events then I just say this is stupid traditions in the history of human civilization.

1. Foot Binding

Foot BindingFoot Binding

Foot Binding is a tradition from Chinese to stop the growth of women’s feet in the past of China. The foot binding is  began during the late Tang dynasty (618-907) and began to spread on top-class until the Song dynasty (960-1297), at the time of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911). Cultural foot binding was widespread in China until eventually banned in the Sun Yat Sen’s revolution in 1911.

2. Self Mummification

Mummy MonkMummy Monk

Sokushinbutsu are Buddhist monks or priests killing themselves softly and make their way to be a mummy. This practice is reported to occur almost exclusively in northern Japan around Yamagata Prefecture. There are between 16 to 24 mummy have been discovered. Three years the priests only eat a special diet consisting of nuts and seeds, they then ate only bark and roots in three years and began drinking tea made from the poison tree Urushi sap, which is usually used to lacquer bowls. This causes vomiting and rapid loss of body fluids, and most importantly, turn off the body which can cause damage to the body. Finally, the monks will mummifying locked himself in a tomb stone that size barely larger than his body, in which he will not move from his position. Link to the outside world is the air tube. Every day he reminds of that people outside that he was still alive.

3. Eunuchs

Eunuch TraditionsEunuch Traditions

Eunuchs referred to a man who had lost their fertility due to removing of sex organs. Earliest note on purpose to produce eunuchs came from the Sumerian city of Lagash in the 21st century BC . Since then, for thousands of years eunuchs working in different cultures such as palace maids or domestic servants, male singers with high voices, the officers specifically religious, government officials, military commanders, and the women guards or servants in the harem . At the same time, a similar system also exists in Vietnam.

4. Sati

Sati TraditionSati Tradition

Tradition of Sati or burn themselves alive, regarded as a symbol of piety, as well as showing the ownership of men over women, usually done by high-caste woman and believed that only women can do this option. Sati tradition is seen as a better alternative when a bereaved wife by the husband, than they experienced of the brothers-in-law, who would blame women for causing her husband died. Sati became a tradition not only apply to the wife, but also for saving wife, brother-in-law and mother even to sacrifice himself on fire burning the body of a man who has them. Woman that did Sati heralded as a hero, in accordance with Hindu teachings.

5. Dueling


Dueling tradition practiced by the 15-20 century in Western societies. A duel between the two men, matched with the weapons of , in accordance with rules explicitly or implicitly agreed upon, as an emblem of honor. Usually accompanied by a trusted representative. Dueling usually occurs because one party wants (the challenger) because they are already doing something that insult to honor. The purpose of dueling is not merely satisfaction, but also to restore the status of their honor. The dueler willing to risk their life just for their honor and  usually be done with a sword or a gun.

6. Seppuku

Japanese HarakiriJapanese Harakiri

Seppuku also called HaraKiri, One tradition that became the pride of Japanese society, which comes from the word Hara which means the stomach and Kiru that means cutting. Harakiri habits was carried out by soldiers from the samurai class as proof of loyalty. Harakiri committed by the Samurai was so painful, because the actors have to wait after a tear and took out his bowels. There is a special ritual that must be done by the Samurai if they want to do harakiri. He must shower, use a white robe, and eat favorite foods. Perpetrator accompanied by a servant (kaishakunin), which he selected himself. This served to open Kaishakunin kimono and get the knife to be used. If the perpetrator screaming or crying in pain when he cut and pulled out his bowels, it is considered very shameful for a Samurai. Therefore Kaishaku’s duty to reduce pain, hasten by beheading the offender.

7. Human Sacrifice

Human SacrificeHuman Sacrifice

Human Sacrifice is the act of human beings for the purpose of offering sacrifices to gods or something. Practiced by many ancient cultures. These offerings vary, some like the Mayans and Aztecs that they are notorious for doing the ceremony, while others have appeared as a primitive practice. Sacrifice was killed in a way different, there was a burned, beheaded, or buried alive. Can be a small child, or virgins. This is a general history of the world has ever seen, Most religions condemn these practices and laws considered as a crime. But to this day, sometimes there are those who do traditional areas, especially remote areas where traditional beliefs still continue.

8. Concubinage


A concubine is generally a woman in an ongoing, matrimonial like relationship with a man, whom she cannot marry for any reason. The reason may be because she is of lower social rank than the man or because the man is already married. Generally, only men of high economic and social status have concubines. Many historical Asian, Europeans and Middle Eastern rulers maintained concubines as well as wives.

9. Geisha


Geisha originated from the word “Gei” which means the art or performance in Japanese and “Sha” means people, so the Geisha (person of the arts) is a traditional artist entertainer in Japan. In Kyoto itself, the word “Geiko” is used to image the artists like that. The presence of geisha in the 18th and 19th century are common, and until now they too are still there even though their numbers already diminished. Geisha were traditionally trained from their childhood. Geisha houses often bought young girls from poor families and take responsibility for raising and training them. During childhood, geisha who first trained work as maids, then as a senior assistant geisha house, but as this exercise is also used to help contribute and maintenance costs of their education. System of a long tradition of this practice still exist in Japan, where a student who lived in the house his art teacher, began doing general housework and observing and helping teachers to eventually move to a master for himself. This exercise takes a few years.

10. Tibetan Sky Burial

Tibetan Sky BurialTibetan Sky Burial

Tibet is a region in Central Asia and the native place for the Tibetans. With an average altitude of 4.900 meters (16.000 feet), Tibet is the highest country on earth and is often styled “world tube”. For the religious community of Tibet Buddhist, the land of their residence is located on the mountain where no soft ground. Almost all of them covered with stones or snow / water stone. Therefore potter caused no geographical situation, they gave the corpse to be eaten by birds. Besides, that way the spirit of the is believed to be conserved in the mountain with regard birds. The dead man above are cut and destroyed  to facilitate the bird accelerate this process. They also do not want the bird carrying members of an intact body (such as head, hands, etc.) to another place.

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  1. ben mitchell says:

    Work on your wording very difficult to read i some places !!1

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