Aesop's Fables

taletown.org multimedia English short stories & retold tales on or about Aesop or Aesop's fables

  • Aesop And Birbal

    Portrait of Aesop by Velázquez in the Prado. Public Domain. Velázquez - Esopo (Museo del Prado, 1639-41).jpg

    Aesop was born around 620 B.C., and was a slave by birth.

    In those days, you were born a slave if you were the son of a slave, just like you are born a Hindu if you are the son of a Hindu.

  • Lion And The Mouse

    Lion and the MouseAesop fable ‘The Lion And The Mouse’ shows that mercy can be rewarding.

    But should kindness be done only as an investment for future dividends?

    Insightful story...

  • Mouse Marries A Lioness

    LionnessA mouse marries a lioness in the Abstemius sequel to Aesop’s Lion and the Mouse fable.

    What happens next is interesting.

    Insightful story for kids & grown-ups.

  • Rook Vindicates Aesop

    The Crow and the Pitcher"Interestingly again, this wasn’t a one-off bird showing greater intelligence."

    "More than half the birds tested were able to use these three tools in the correct sequence to get to their food..."

  • Stories Are Coming

    taletown.org snakeA variety of new stories in the pipeline.

  • The Wolf And The Lamb

    The Wolf and the Lamb"From next week, you are going to join Karate lessons," he said after Josh had finished speaking.

    "You will at least learn to defend yourself, if you can't learn to keep out of trouble in the first place."

  • Thirsty Crow Gets Water

    AMERICAN CROW“Come on Pa,” Josh was incredulous. “That story can’t be literally true."

    "Crows are stupid. Look at that one. He looks stupid, he acts stupid, he talks stupid. Aesop must have seen a special crow.”

  • Tortoise Beats The Hare

    640-01358405 tortoise and hareOur education system has become a race. A race amongst all sorts of participants. Fast and slow, bright and dumb.

    And it’s not always the fast or bright who get to win this race. Like in the old Aesopian fable about a race between a hare and a tortoise.