Do you remember the myths of Ahasverus/The Wandering Jew, The Seven Sleepers of Efesus, Wilhelm Tell? These myths appear in different forms in different places at different times.
The myths tell us things about coping with the real world and about ourselves. At least that is what myth interpreters say. Believing that the myths represent real stories is up to you and me.
Creation of myths is not a phenomenon of the past. There is an abundance of myth material floating around due to the presence of multimedia of various kinds. You only stretch out your mind, take your pick. That’s it.
An ancient myth form is the conspiration myth which is more alive than ever before, You take the ”facts” you want, mix it together with your beliefs, and spread it on the Internet.