The message of the traditions and original sin
Get out here and now!
With their tales of kings and gods, the traditions want to point out to people their possibilities for shaping their lives. Their aim is that man awakens to consciousness and rises from his lethargy to live his given life to the full.
Only dead fish swim with the current
It is always a challenge to swim against the tide, but:
"Only dead fish swim with the current." (Berthold Brecht).
However, people are usually only prepared to change the direction they have taken and turn back when the pressure of suffering is too great. On the other hand, as long as he still profits from power, it will be very difficult for him.
Redemption and the path to freedom, to the "Promised Land
Thus the theme of power and abuse has been present in the traditions since the very beginning, as has redemption from it and the path to freedom. For the goal of the great legacies of the wisdom of this world is to steer life and the coexistence of people in a positive direction.
[S. Abuse and Redemption in Human Traditions.]
Kingship and Reign of God
So, when they talk about gods or kings, this is on the one hand an appeal to the higher consciousness of the individual, on the other hand the messages always have the collective aspect of the whole mankind in mind.
Overcoming on the Hero's Path
Thus the traditions all describe in some form or other the hero's path, in which it is a matter of finding one's self, one's true, divine core. By living love instead of power in all areas of life, man returns to unity and wholeness, which carry him over into eternal life.
However, those who perceive divine rule with their loving consciousness will already experience self-efficacy in this world, in other words kingship in life.
And finally, this exhortation once again: