Fables, stories and myths are important for some human beings in order to assign meaning in life and to their lives. Early man and the Bible writers were no exception.
"A myth is a way of making sense in a senseless world. Myths are narrative patterns that give significance to our existence. Whether the meaning of existence is only what we put into life by our own individual fortitude, as Sartre would hold, or whether there is a meaning we need to discover, as Kierkegaard would state, the result is the same: myths are our way of finding this meaning and significance." - ROLLO MAY