reason is overrated
“The fact is that archetypal images are so packed with meaning in themselves that people never think of asking what they really do mean. That the gods die from time to time is due to man's sudden discovery that they do not mean anything, that they are made by human hands, useless idols of wood and stone. In reality, however, he has merely discovered that up till then he has never thought about his images at all. And when he starts thinking about them, he does so with the help of what he calls "reason" - which in point of fact is nothing more than the sum-total of all his prejudices and myopic views."
— From a Carl Jung excerpt from Joseph Campbell's Creative Mythology, Masks of the Gods.