We bemoan the rampant demythologizing of our culture, yet the trend began with our founding fathers. Originally, the immortal declaration was that all men are created eagle
(a vestige endures in the word egalitarian
). "The entire conceptual castle of our mind relies on this creation of abstractions by metaphor from the foundations of our bodily experience in the world" (Piero Scaruffi, The Nature of Consciousness
, 2006). The eagle has landed as Apollo has fallen, leaving a hollow nest egg.