From an anthropological perspective religion is the personification of natural
forces in order to allow a means of understanding and making sense
of them. These personified forces, known
as mythologies or "Gods", take an interest in "human" affairs. It has historically been extremely
important in allowing socieites to deal with uncertainty, creating meaning for death, suffering, etc., and has helped
to create communities.
Examples of religion can range & vary
between small trible beliefs found around
the world to large structured institutions such as Christianity.