There is a reason the operational name of mythology is “Wisdom Literature”. Because it contains wisdom that has survived market competition for centuries if no millennia.
I have a rather defensive posture with regard to the term ‘truth’. So in order to defend the word ‘truth’ from abuses, the correct term is not ‘truth’ (most parsimonious description in operational terms) but ‘wisdom’ (analogy or general rule).
It is the survival of this wisdom from market competition over time that provides the empirical evidence of the wisdom therein.