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Kings or Deities

Then follows a procession of enormous papier mache ancient Kings or Deities. Each is supported by a team of older boys who take it in turns to enter the structure and dance the King/Deity. Other boys in the group have musical instruments and beat out the dance rhythm for the King/Deity to dance.