Category Archives: myth

fable of the hero’s return

author’s note: To be clear: the returning hero could just as well have been a heroine.  FABLE OF THE HERO’S RETURN (aka SHARING THE PRICE OF FIRE) I laid myself down on the mountain top until the thunder god finally … Continue reading

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the fable of the beautiful crow

Many or most know how the fox tricked the crow: Fox said a beautiful bird such as Crow must have a beautiful voice. He wanted to hear that voice!  He must hear that voice! Finally, Crow succumbed to Fox’s flattery. … Continue reading

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fable of the poor man who raised the sun

The rising of the sun depended upon the pharaoh. Or so the people believed… …because every morning just before dawn, Pharaoh went to the riverbank…opened his arms to the horizon…recited a prayer to summon the sun… …and—lo and behold!—the sun … Continue reading

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fable of the not-so-bright sun

You’ve probably already heard about the contest between the sun and the wind… How they both tried to get the jacket off a poor man walking along a country road. You probably know the wind lost by trying to blow … Continue reading

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the fable of the crow who tried to be a parrot

A crow, believing he should be among more colorful festive birds… …painted himself up to resemble a parrot. But though he could match their colors, he couldn’t match their speech.  The parrots soon discovered the truth about him and kicked … Continue reading

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the fable of going from well to well

A woman of natural curiosity went from well to well over the course of her life. Though many didn’t care what she did… …there were those who said: “Why can’t she find what she wants in any of those wells? … Continue reading

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the SMOTH’s Bull

The concept of The Man on Horseback (see last post)… …reminds me of a story from many years ago.  A story involving an actual man on horseback… …as well as a rather arrogant bull, and two teenage farmhands—Bates and me. … Continue reading

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