From the moment that the chief is enstooled his person becomes sacred. This is emphasized by taboos. He may not strike, or be struck by, anyone...He may never walk bare-footed...He should walk with care lest he stumble...His buttocks may not touch the ground:...chiefs frequently refer to themselves as ‘I who sit upon the stool’.

  • Source: Sarpong, Peter. Girls’ nubility rites on Ashanti. Tema: Ghana Pub. Corp., 1977.
  • Culture: Akan
  • Location: Africa