Myths and legends could be said to be the prototypes of modern novels. They are stories in their own right, tales that were passed on for generations. Even today, some elements from the old myths remain in our stories and occasionally, they serve as inspiration. This week’s mythical element is: The tower of Babel In Christian mythology, the Tower of Babel was the tower that mankind built in an effort to reach God and to make a testament to their own might. However, before the tower could be completed, God confused the language of mankind so they could not complete it, then He scattered mankind all over the Earth so that they may never unite once again. The Tower of Babel is only one possible explanation for the origin of languages, but it can also be interpreted as a symbol of mankind's hubris and its desire to make monuments that symbolise their own greatness. Your challenge is to write a story that incorporates your own take on this mythical element. The genre and setting of the story does not matter as long as the element remains recognisable.