So #JordanPeterson has this idea that playing games is central to being human. Each of these games implies a "better" and a "worse," and so they're also hierarchies. But he says that there is an *ultimate* game, an *ultimate* hierarchy, and it's the set of all possible games, the meta-game that all games manifest, what he pictures here as a pyramid of pyramids, a hierarchy of hierarchies.
He said that the person who can move in this meta-game is also the one who is able to venture into chaos and retrieve something valuable for the society. The person at the top of the meta-hierarchy, the pyramid of pyramids, is the one who slays the dragon, who comes back from the Underworld. He admittedly hasn't been able to figure out why yet, why those two things (the hero and the top of the pyramid of pyramids) are connected. He's working on it, but I may have beaten Dr. Peterson to that epiphany.
A game is a world, a way of operating in your environment with a set structure and system of rules. You can operate well within a game, a world, like this. But games depend on circumstances. They end. Moreover, you can leave a game on purpose. You can say "I'm not living by these rules anymore," and descend into chaos of your own free will.
When you stop playing a game, either willingly or unwillingly, you die. The "avatar" of you that plays the game is dead. You're in the Underworld. But as Dr. Peterson often says, you can rescue order from chaos. You can rescue life from death. This is *resurrection.* For whenever you leave a game and discover a new game with a similar structure, your place in the old, obsolete structure has been reborn in the new one. *You* have been reborn. For whenever you move between games, you die and are resurrected.
You do this enough times and you find that meta-game, that pyramid of pyramids. The meta-hierarchy, the meta-order, is the order that has completely died and has been completely reborn. You've abandoned all particular order for general, abstracted, distilled order. This distilling happens in the Underworld. So of course the hero is the one at top of all pyramids: he's the only one that can leave any single pyramid and stay alive.