Ritualization may have helped human cultures maintain behaviors that people thought would keep them safe, even after the initial reason for a behavior was forgotten
@NatGeo Eating, sleeping, drinking liquids.......
Behaviours can be rituals, yes.
@NatGeo not necessarily disease. danger perhaps. every exam days we have a ritual so that we at least get a "C" in our grades. said ritual involves sitting next to the class nerd.