Myth in the World

What is the roles of a sacred place in a given society? Please answer this question utilizing one or more of the following subquestions.
● What makes a sacred place?
● What are the categories of sacred places, and what are some specific examples of these
● How do sacred places emerge within a culture? Within a tradition of myths?
● What effect does a sacred place have on the individual? On particular groups?
● How do cultural artifacts relate to sacred places?