Who was Aesop?

According to legend, Aesop was a Greek author of fables in which animals acted like people.  Each story taught a lesson.

Perhaps you know the stories about the goose that laid the golden egg, the lion and the mouse, or the tortoise and the hare.

According to legend, these and many other well-loved fables were told by a marvelous storyteller named Aesop (pronounced EE sop).

Aesop is supposed to have lived long ago in Greece.


Not much is known about Aesop’s life.  Tradition says that he was once a slave, ugly and deformed in body.  But he had a brilliant mind, and he enjoyed telling fables in which animals acted and talked like human beings.  Each fable was a short story made up to teach people a lesson about life.

Aesop’s wisdom so impressed his master that he was freed.

In Aesop’s fables, moral lessons and bits of wisdom are taught in such a delightful way that they have been handed down from generation to generation.  Aesop’s many fables have been translated into almost every language in the world. – Dick Rogers



  1. What are Fables? Fables are short stories which illustrate a particular moral and teach a lesson to children and kids. The theme and characters appeal to children and the stories are often humorous and entertaining for kids of all ages. Fables can also be described as tales or yarns which have a message in their narrative such as a parable might have. Fables can often pass into our culture as myths and legends and used to teach about morals to children and kids. The Characters of Fables? The characters of fables and tales are usually animals who act and talk just like people whilst retaining their animal traits. This theme is especially appealing to children and kids. Aesop’s Fables Aesop’s famous fables and scripts provide great entertainment for children and kids. The fables, or stories, are all very short so keep the attention of children and Aesop’s fables feature familiar animals loved by children and kids.

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