Tests of skill, bravery and dexterity were conducted in annual ceremonies or rituals of civil identity in the times of the Incan Empire. These were the formal steps of a young person into adult life.
These tests were meant to transition young boys into men so that they were prepared for life and war. These rites were based on a strictly enforced series of tests of value, bravery and skill. They involved physical hazards, fighting, and games. Those who passed, received recognition of their triumphs and the respect of others. They also received a special Incan honor.
This ceremony is called “Warachikuy.”