Thanks, Stephen! As for how I read the book so fast… well, after some time I tried to stop analysing and went ahead with the flow: had I tried to “understand” what the author had written, I guess I would have been stuck.
It is like watching Kathakali, classical stylised drama in Kerala. If I want to understand the meanings of all the gestures and facial expressions, I would run out of the auditorium. With myth, you go with the experience, and that is what I did with this book.
I will return to it at later dates, I am sure, to dig up more meanings.