Modern science and ancient mythologies have one important common quality: they are powered by the human necessity for logic behind nature, the Universe, and our existence. This desire to have a meaningful explanation of everything we see or experience defines us as humans.
It is not surprising, then, that concepts like symmetry and harmony of nature are valued by both disciplines as the universal underlying concepts of the Universe.
Hundreds and thousands of years ago, people did not have all the knowledge we
take for granted today, but they understood that their life depends on carefully balanced natural cycles
of death and rebirth. The Universe for them was just the most grandiose cycle of all. Indeed, our
ancestors were correct: the Universe is a cycle where you need to understand the tiniest dimensions behind
the elementary particles, if you want to understand the Universe
as the largest dimension imaginable.
It is amazing how many symbols of these natural cycles we use in our daily life without even
knowing it. Those are symbols from our mostly forgotten past. We tend to forget that ancient myths were a
way of describing and explaining nature, and symbols were a way of connecting ourselves to the harmony of
(Dejan Vinkovic, 2002)