This is more about religion than mythology, I think it fits in here. It's about midichlorians and the genius of why george made them. Midichlorians are a very Animism Religion idea. The animist religion is the oldest religion out there. It's mostly in Africa, but was used by the native americans and the pagens. The whole animist idea is that everything is god, the tree, the rock, the coke can, Anything, it is in all living cells. You have the power to influence god, if you want to touch god(God being the midichlorians and the force of course) you have to focus on it. If you want rain it to rain they would carve symbols of rain and then you can pray for it. In contrast with the force, you do have to focus. Qui gon once said "Your focus determines your reality". This connects this so much with Animism that wow. Also in anamist religion, more people have more power than others, they can just see it in their eyes(thats what they say). In contrast, more people are more atuned to the force then others. Not everything is an anamist idea in star wars but the midichlorians and the force have a big big influence from animism.