Social organization of the CushitesThe Cushites had a patrilineal society, which means they traced their origins through the father The Cushites believed in a common ancestor. All the Cushitic communities practiced circumcision of boys and clitoridectomy for girls. After circumcision, the initiates were taught about their adult roles. Circumcision marked an entry into an age set. They believed in the existence of a supreme god, who was the creator of everything. They also believed in spirits which inhabited natural objects like rocks and trees. The Cushites had shrines from which they prayed to their God.