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Ritual, rite, custom

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Ritual (lat. ritualis – ritual, from the Latin. ritus, "a ceremony, religious rite") — a set of rituals that accompany religious act, or developed a custom or established order of doing anything.

Ritual – a set of actions a stereotypical character, which are inherent symbolic value. It is often described as traditional. It is applies to religious beliefs and superstitions.

According to the "Great Russian encyclopedia", these words are synonymous.

Some rites and rituals, and their trace can look like something mystical. For example, in some cults practiced ritual murder, which the uninitiated may take for the attack of unknown creatures. As examples of such killings can lead to a case that occurred in 1989 in Zimbabwe. There were found the bodies of two mutilated girls whose genitals, tongues and part of the entrails were removed for sale as amulets bringing luck. These corpses (human or animal), found a random witness, can be accepted for actions such as, aliens.

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