Aesop’s Fables For All Ages

Here you will find a large collection of the most beautiful fables! They are based on Aesop’s stories and are lovingly illustrated. Unlike entertaining children’s stories, these tales always contain a moral.

Fables: Short Stories With Morals

Fables are short stories or narratives. They usually deal with animals that have human characteristics and act humanly. At the end of the tale, there is usually a universal moral or life lesson to be imparted to the reader for his own actions.

The Origins Around Aesop And Panchatantra

In Europe, the Greek poet Aesop is considered the founder of fables. He is said to have lived as a slave in ancient Greece in the 6th century BC. In order to show his slaveholders their bad behavior, he is said to have written short stories.

But since he naturally didn’t want to turn them against him, he used animals instead of people as protagonists in his stories. With this trick, he managed to criticize their human weaknesses without taking too many risks. Several hundred of his stories have been passed on to this day.

In India, numerous moral stories were written between the 3rd and 6th centuries AD. These are known as Panchatantra, which means something like “five treatises.” These stories are also about animals or people, at the end of which there is a wisdom of life.

Characteristics Of Aesop’s Fables

There are numerous characteristic features of Aesop’s fables. These include:

  • The stories are usually about a single place and a relatively short period of time
  • The story leads to a universal moral that teaches the reader a wisdom of life
  • They are usually about familiar animals that act human and embody human characteristics
  • The stories use simple language and are easy to follow for the reader

We hope you enjoy reading our fables. Please let us know in the comments which fable you liked the most.