Aesop's Fables

Aesop's fables retold. TaleTown stories based on or about Aesop or Aesop's fables

  • 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 MouseInsightful story: Lion And The Mouse

    The Aesop fable showed that mercy pays back.

    But should kindness be only an investment for future returns?

  • LionnessInsightful story: Mouse Marries A Lioness

    Interesting Abstemius sequel to Aesop’s Lion and Mouse fable.

    Marriage & alliances between unequal parties don’t last.

  • 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..."

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  • 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."

  • 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.”

  • 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.