My attitude to things past and passed is not unlike yours – we see histories, we don’t know as we weren’t there, we either take on trust or we don’t.
There are glimpses. And there are persistent legends which are only legends because of the passing of time and only myths because we choose to apply atheistic principles to everything we don’t understand, mistaking this prejudice for “scientific scepticism”.
I call it three wise monkeys. Some tales though come down persistently, through many cultures and pop up in their literature and scripture all the time. The Arthurian romance is one of those.
One is “the bulls of Bashan”. I looked this up and was amazed how different pundits, with their own prejudices, wanted to fit these tales to their thesis. So, Psalm 22 becomes an allegory for Jesus. Now it may or may not presage Jesus – difficult to argue otherwise with verse 18: They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.…