The cook struck his fork down into the meat and, having secured a piece, put it into the king’s mouth, for the king might not touch meat with his hands. Four times the cook repeated this, and if he should inadvertently touch the teeth of the king with the fork, his punishment was immediate death.

  • Source: Roscoe, John. The Bakitara or Bunyoro: the first part of the report of the Mackie Ethnological Expedition to Central Africa. Cambridge: The University Press, 1923.
  • Culture: Banyoro
  • Location: Africa