According to tradition, the myths were created by the great poets of Antiquity, who through the Muses received the secrets with which Zeus ordered the universe. The reality is that no one knows either when, or from what inspiration, myths arose. That what is said, that is pronounced, under the form of some concrete rhythms, of a particular time space time continuum. So, as the temple symbolizes the ordering of space, the myth, with its cadences, speaks to us of the cosmic night and day and of their successive transits. Myths order sacred time in a way that could say they are the God's clock of night and day.
The painting of Giorgio de Chirico that opens this montage is titled The archaeologists, who are the muses that survive amongst the ruins of the classical world and that guard its secrets. They represent the living spirit that has inspired authentic artists of all traditions throughout the long centuries, and who, in a way more or less consciously, have revealed their message. A message that, as Emmanuel d'Hooghvorst wrote refers to: "the physical gold, this terrestrial, earthly sun, object of all our desires". The terrestrial sun, understanding for it, the divine seed that languishes in all of humanity, thanks to a series of transformations or metamorphosis, will become the tree of life giving a marvellous golden fruit. But first, it's necessary to go down to the depth of creation, to the dark place, in order to connect with the roots and soar again up to heaven, the place of origin.
Giorgio de Chirico, The archaeologists, 1927.