Our main thesis is that human beings, despite all their modern trappings and attitudes, really haven’t changed all that much. We still need love. We’re still struggling with fear. We have issues with pride. There are many random things happening in our lives, and we are often caught unawares by them, and they show us just how vulnerable we are.
All of these themes, and then some, are constantly repeated in ancient Greek mythology.
This mythological record can offer us quite a bit of information about not only how people thought and reacted in the past, but they can actually hold up a mirror to our modern consciousness, so we can get an unvarnished look free of any hint of denial regarding our personal reality. This is really important stuff if you are willing to put in the time and have a tremendous amount of attention to detail because Greek myths eventually are just recordings of the human experience.
Despite the cultural differences, despite the huge gaps in time, despite the immense disconnect between technological levels, ultimately, when we read through these stories, we can’t help but feel humbled because despite all our claims at cultural, social, political and legal evolution, deep down inside, we end up in the same place. Deep down inside, it seems like we’re just chasing our tails regarding some deep uncomfortable truths that we really can’t seem to square with our other ideas.