[Read more…] about Mercury and The Sculptor
Mercury visited a Sculptor to see how he was valued. Asking about other statues for value he then asked about his image. Sculptor gave it little value.
Don’t overvalue yourself.
[Read more…] about Juno, Venus, and the Hen
Venus showed Juno she was no more chaste than other women by asking a hen if she would stop scratching for a barn full of grain. She could not.
Even the best are no better than others.
[Read more…] about The Peacock
Juno gave the Peacock a large train of feathers as requested. The Peacock was the envy of all until he tried to fly. Ostentation doesn’t fly well.
Be careful what you ask for.
[Read more…] about The Peacock and Juno
A Peacock wanted to have a nice voice as well as looking pretty. Juno said: “No.”
Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.