Myth, she says, is a way of explaining the everywhen. She goes on:
A myth was an event which, in some sense, had happened once, but which also happened all the time. Because of our strictly chronological view of history, we have no word for such an occurrence, but mythology is an art form that points beyond history to what is timeless in human existence, helping us to get beyond the chaotic flux of random events, and glimpse the core of reality.
This, it seems to me, is close to Nietzsche's idea of eternal recurrence. It is through reconciling oneself to this that one can achieve contentment