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: Anchises In Greek and Latin mythology, Anchises is the father of Aeneas, the hero who escaped the burning of Troy and later went on to found Rome. His story is a twisted love story, as it was no one other than Aphrodite, the goddess of love who fell in love with him. Coming down from the Olympus, Aphrodite disguised herself and seduced Anchises, then left him. Only when Aeneas was born did Aphrodite reveal her divine nature to Anchises, however, she warned him that if he told others that he made love to a god, then Zeus' lightning bolt would strike him, and cripple him. Anchises managed to keep his promise for a long time, however, one night, he got too drunk and spilled the truth. Just as Aphrodite promised, Zeus punished Anchises, turning him into a man who could not even move a muscle. 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.