[Read more…] about The Farmer’s Wife and The Raven
A Farmer’s Wife was taking a load of eggs to market. A Raven was seen and the horse stumbled crushing the eggs. She blamed the Raven but he said: No.
Plan ahead for all contingencies.
[Read more…] about Hodge and The Raven
A Raven thought its brood safe after a storm abated. No so, as a neighbor came by in the sun and stole the eggs. So, Ravens can’t really predict events.
You never know when tragedy will strike.
[Read more…] about A Galled Ass and A Raven
An Ass with an open sore had a Raven pick at the sore. The groom laughed. A passing Wolf noted if he had done that, he would be killed. Injustice!!!
Not everyone is treated alike.
[Read more…] about The Crow and The Raven
The Crow was jealous of the Raven who’s cry was taken as an omen. Crow tried to mimic the Raven but travelers saw through the ploy and ignored the Crow.
Those who assume a character which does not belong to them, only make themselves ridiculous.
[Read more…] about The Raven and The Swan
A Raven desired a Swan’s white feathers. He thought the color was due to the water so he went to live in the lake. Not water, and going hungry, he perished.
Change of habit cannot alter nature.
Sources to fables are many and translations differ for the same fable in these different sources. In an attempt to make some sense of this Ben Edwin Perry published a survey of Greek and Latin fables in the Aesopic tradition in his Aesopica, published in 1952. That survey was published in Latin and Greek to be consistent with the original fable collections but an English version of the index to the survey was published as an appendix to the Loeb Classical Library Babrius and Phaedrus Fables which was translated and edited by Perry. The index numbers found listed below and throughout this site are consistent with the Perry survey.[Read more…] about Perry Index