“One cannot predict the next mythology any more than one can predict tonight’s dream; for a mythology is not...from the brain, but...from the heart.” Joseph J Campbell (1904–87) studied mythology & religion.
1660 Spring from The Four Seasons by Jean Leblond 1605-1666. Here a couple sit on a turf seat under a tree in a garden setting.The young woman is holding flowers in her right hand and placing her left hand on the man's thigh. The man appears to be holding a staff in his left hand.
Crispin de Passe (1565-1637), The Four Seasons - Spring. This couple is celebrating Spring just outside the fenced garden, but they are surely surrounded by a landscape of earthly delights. A goat, sheep, dog accompany them, and birds, caged & wild, fill the air with bird songs.