It's all akin to the search for the grail for some people.

The search for the Holy Tray.

Some people need to ascribe significance to objects used by the heroes of their mythology. In fact imagine a gallery showing of prints with the respective tray underneath the print. Some people would have an orgasm. When in fact the photographer treated the tray as just what it was. A tray. Others would attach religious significance to it.

Humans are funny.