Every nation in the world has its own folklore heritage — legends, myths, fairy-tales. In such stories the wisdom of every nation is collected and embodied, although some of the nations have similar tales, especially those who are neighbours. Legend and myths employ elements of supernatural origin: magic, gods, wonderful creatures. Tales are stories that are suppoped to teach the coming generations by depicting various situations and various types of behaviour demonstrated by the heroes.
The Mouce Tower is an old German legend. The story follows Hatto II Duke of the Ostro-franks. He was known to be a cruel and violent ruler. He was completely merciless to his subjects, as well as to everyone else. He exploited his peasants and demanded tributes form anyone crossing his domain. And just when his people were growing mad at him and were ready for a rebellion, Hatto devised a cruel trick to deal with the problem once and for all.