[Read more…] about The Ass, The Cock, and The Lion
A cock scares a Lion away; the Ass thinks it was his bray that did it and chases after. Too bad for the Ass.
False confidence often leads into danger.
[Read more…] about The Lion and The Boar
A Lion and Boar fought over water on a hot day. During a break in the fight they saw Vultures waiting for the loser. Instantly, the battle was over.
Better to be friends than fight.
[Read more…] about The Lion and The Dolphin
The Lion and Dolphin made a pact to help each other. When the Lion was attacked he called for the Dolphin who could not come as he could not leave the sea.
The spirit may be willing, but the flesh may be unable.
[Read more…] about The Wild Ass and The Lion
The lion allied with other animals to hunt so that more prey could be caught. When it came time to divide the spoils the lion made it clear all was his.
Might makes right.
[Read more…] about The Lion, The Mouse, and The Fox
A Lion was asleep when a Mouse ran over his mane waking him. He searched for the Mouse not out of fear but because of his familiarity and ill-breeding.
Small liberties can be large offenses.
[Read more…] about The Lion in Love
A Lion was so in love that he let the family take away all his defenses. He probably erred; in one version he dies.
Love can blind even the wildest