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When we choose what we connect with, what role does the poetic or mythic dimension have? Undoubtedly things with a strong poetic or mythic element to it are popular in film or books - look at the Lord of the Rings for example, or Shakespeare. But in religion there are also many things which have a mythic element.
Take say Joseph Campbell. His work examined mythic strands in many of the world's cultures and beliefs, including their religions. If you look at say Aztec culture, it has extensive myths about the underworld. Hindu culture is another strong exemplar, with the Bhagavad Gita and other tales. Christianity too, if you look at the bible some of it seems to be semi-mythic, like Genesis or the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, while some of it is more historical.
So to what extent do you find the poetic-mythic elements of Buddhism a powerful draw? Things like the cosmology, deva's, the many colourful bodhisattvas, the Jataka tales, all have strong aspects of the poetic and mythic. Does it appeal to you?