Every culture has its mythology, almost without exception, to explain why things happen the way that they do. Before the scientific method, mythology “explained” everything. Zeus threw down “thunderbolts” because he was displeased or to intervene with some human event. Poseidon caused tsunamis for the same reason, and so forth essentially forever.
Then the monotheistic folks got ahold of it, and Yahweh destroyed the Earth by water because he was unhappy. The same one destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah in a rain of fire because only Lot and his family were godly. Of course, after their mum was transmogrified into into a pillar of salt, the daughters decided that the only way that their clan could survive was to have incestuous sex with their father, and did so, and “brought forth” offspring. Oddly, the deity did not punish them for incest, but killed their mum for looking at something. Go figure!
This post is about other myths that are current in our culture now. Some of them are extremely pernicious.