17. Wedding - The Maids

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These two maids played a key role in the ritual. They walked up to the bridegroom with a kind of teapot and initiated a pouring movement which they interrupted twice, and the third time they actually poured something into his cup. He then brought the cup to his mouth, but interrupted that movement twice, and then the third the time he drank out of the cup. The maids then performed the same procedure with the bride, and then once more with bridegroom and bride.