Description: As modern people we would like to believe that we are rational and reasonable beings. In fact, the modern man looks at mythology as pre-modern thinking. And yet, most things we hold dear originate not from logic. Our self-image, our identity, our culture, our ideas about truth, beauty and goodness depend on a mythic framework. This talk explores an aspect of life that we as humans are often embarrassed to acknowledge, yet is present all around us. It brings out the worst in us and the best.