Aesop’s Fables Archive

The Cat, the Partridge and the Hare

  A long time ago, there lived a Partridge under a big, green tree. One day, he decided to go to the fields and find some food. Seeing plenty of food in the fields, he stayed on for many days. While the Partridge …

The Swan and the Owl

Once upon a time, there lived a Swan near a lake in a forest. One night, an Owl saw the Swan gliding on the lake in the moonlight. He praised the Swan and soon, the two became friends. They met near the lake …

Zeus and the Potsherds

One day, Zeus, the King of all Gods, was very angry with the people. He called Hermes, who is the Messenger of the Gods, and ordered, “Hermes, your job is to write down a list of all the bad things done by all …

Prometheus and the Two Roads

In the olden days, the Greeks believed Zeus to be the King of all Gods and Prometheus, the God who made man. One day, Zeus called Prometheus and said, “I command you, Prometheus, to show all human beings the way of freedom and …

The Statue of Truth

The Greeks believe that Prometheus is the Potter God. He makes man from clay. One day, he decided to sculpt a statue of Truth, who would control the behaviour of the people. While he was working, Jupiter suddenly called him. Prometheus had an …

The Bees and the Beetles

Far away on the hills, there was a forest full of many different trees and plants. Different kinds of animals, birds and insects lived in the forest. There was a huge beehive on a tall tree. The Bees were always busy collecting honey and …

The Bees and the Beekeeper

Once, there was a man who kept many Bees on his farm. His farm had many beehives that contained honeycombs. One day, when the Beekeeper was away, a thief crept into his farm and stole all the honeycombs. Most of the Bees had …

The Bride anci the Two Grooms

  Once, there were two Men who wanted to marry the same beautiful Girl. One of these Men was rich and the other one was poor. The Poor Man earned his living by renting out his donkey. The Rich Man liked the Girl …

The Bear and the Crabs

nce upon a time, a Bear lived in the forest. He was huge and would eat a lot of food. However, he was very lazy. So, he enjoyed eating the remains of the prey left by the bigger animals. One day, the lazy …

The Bird Catcher and the Cricket

One day, a Bird Catcher went to the forest. He wanted to catch a very special kind of bird. So, he looked everywhere to find a wonderful bird. Suddenly, he heard a strange sound. It was like loud music, quite different from any …