Haanta Lessons: What is Dhenjhavaas?
|My hair as bound by my Denjhavhari|
Rautu's hair is short due to an incident that happened between him and Otenohi involving a certain poison which made his hair fall out, but as the Haanta women were repelled by his charming character anyway, having short hair for a warrior and for a middle age Haanta never distressed him. Ghiosa, or converts, are also not judged by the length of their hair. The Haanta feel it cruel have one's hair taken from him, as Unghaahi felt when he first met Kai Linaa, and extremely short hair for a Ghiosa is often a sign of past servitude and their condition is to be pitied rather than admonished.Short hair in many cultures across the Two Continents is looked down upon for various reasons, but hair is never so sacred as it is in Haanta culture.