During these three interrelated rites of passage, a group or age-set of Maasai boys pass together from being children to being morans (warriors), then adults and then elders. Enkipaata is a circumcision rite inducting boys into the first stages of moranhood. Eight years later, Eunoto marks the passage into adulthood and the adoption of adult responsibilities, while Olngesherr marks the end of life as a moran and the beginning of eldership. Young morans are educated by Maasai elders through apprenticeship, mentorship, guidance and frequent consultation.
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