I wonder how you would classify this historical example. Herodotus wrote of the origins of the Etruscans:



(Quote by way of Etruscan Life and Afterlife: A Handbook of Etruscan Studies)

What sort of stunt is it, to develop rituals to help a society bear unusual burdens? Socialize? It seems at least adjacent to Bureaucracy, because you're regulating food distribution in a way that minimizes violence in times of food shortfall. It's pure red tape. Sorry, folks, you can't eat today. Today it's nothing but Ex3!...