In the long wiew of the history of mankind, four essential functions of mithology can be discerned.
The first is to elict a sense of awe; the second, to render a cosmology; the third, to support the social order; and the fourth to initiate the individual into the realities of his own psyche, guiding him toward spiritual enrichment and realization.

The masck of god
Joseph Campbell,1964 by The Viking press -Publisher New Jork