Despre dezvoltarea tabuului religios în cultura europeană
The appearance of the first language prohibitions is linked to the early manifestations of various religious thoughts. Religion is as old as mankind. Primitive man had primitive religions and he worshiped the elements of nature like sun, earth, air, cloud and water. Advances in civilization led to institutionalised religions. The basic characteristics of all religions are similar. The traditional taboos of mankind are the taboos of the sacred and of the impure. Flouting taboos entails direct or indirect, social or cultural sanctions. Religion usually refers to socially based beliefs and traditions, often associated with ritual and ceremony.