While letting my mind wander dangerously, I got to think about what the ancients did when faced with a natural disaster. Even IF they had some sort of primitive government, I doubt that they blamed it. They were at least wise enough to know that somethings were beyond the control of mortals. When they looked to the heavens, I also doubt that they blamed any supreme being for the catastrophy. My guess is that they primarliy looked to themselves and wondered "What in the hell did we do wrong"? They may have resorted to human sacrifice or rituals (as seems to be happening in some form or another today) but (again I'm guessing) they tried to learn from the experience and not make the same mistake again.