March 26, 2023

One World Mythology: The Confusion of Tongues 

Most ancient cultures have myths about men who attempted to reach heaven but were punished by the gods for trying to trespass. The gods gave them knowledge as their punishment, imparting the knowledge of different languages that ensured no one understood each other, and created complete confusion on Earth. GAURAV YADAV tells you more.

In most cultures around the world, there are mythological stories to explain why the people of the world speak so many tongues or languages. Hindu mythology says that there grew in the centre of the Earth the wonderful ‘World Tree’, or ‘Knowledge Tree’. It was so tall that it reached almost
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