Aesop’s Fables Archive

Zeus and Man

A long time ago, when life on Earth was being created, God Zeus was giving out gifts to all the creatures. God Zeus gave strength to the elephants. That is why elephants can carry large logs of wood with their trunks. He gave …

The Owl and the Nightingale

Once, there was an Owl who lived in an old, broken-down temple. The temple had a large library. It was full of books about history, literature and religion. The Owl studied these books all day. As time passed, he grew very proud of …

The Spectacles

It was a beautiful spring day. The sun was shining warmly, the flowers were blooming and butterflies were flying. God Jupiter was sitting on a cloud. He was enjoying the view from above. He thought, ‘How pretty the Earth looks! Indeed, the sight …

Intelligence, Kindness and Beauty

Intelligence, Kindness and Beauty were three friends. One day, they decided to go on a holiday. All three of them decided to go to Great Britain.┬áBefore leaving for the holiday, Intelligence said to Kindness and Beauty, “If we three separate during the holiday, …

The Huntsman and the Fisherman

Every day, a Huntsman went to a forest near his villag to hunt. He also took his Dog to give him company. One day, when the Huntsman was returning home, he met a Fisherman on the way. The Fisherman was carrying a basket …

Five Wild Dogs

There was a river in a forest. Once, it rained so much that the water in the river rose over the bank. Soon, there was a flood in that part of the forest. All the animals’ houses were under water. Then, Five Wild …

The Circus Dog and the Street Dogs

In a certain town, there was a company of circus performers. Many animals were trained in the circus to perform different acts. A Dog was trained to fight. The trained Dog would fight against a bigger and stronger animal like a lion or …

The Flute Player

Once upon a time, there was a famous flute player in Rome. His name was Prince. At one of the shows, while Prince was playing the flute, he slipped and tumbled down the stage. People came running to carry him out, as he …

Hard Work and Laziness

In a large house, lived a lazy Young Man. He woke up in the afternoon, ate his meals and then lay in bed again. He had a parrot named Polly. She watched this lazy fellow and was puzzled by him. One day, Polly asked …

A Cock and the Horses

Once, a Cock lost his way and went inside a stable. He was very scared. He thought, ‘Lord! Where am I? This place looks so large and strange. I also do not see my family and friends anywhere!’ Just then, he heard a …