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    "One of the greatest sins a Mende man can commit is to give away the secrets of the country." (Boone)

    The Poro society is the male equivalent to the Sande society.  When inducted into this society Mende boys are initiated into manhood.  Many of their rituals parallel those of the Sande society. 

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Poro Mask