The Lamb and The Wolf

A Lamb took refuge from a Wolf in a temple. The Wolf said the Lamb would be sacrificed there to which the Lamb said that would be better than eaten.

Better to honor the Gods than fall to your enemy.

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A wolf pursued a Lamb, which fled for refuge to a certain Temple. The Wolf called out to him and said, “The Priest will slay you in sacrifice, if he should catch you.” On which the Lamb replied, “It would be better for me to be sacrificed in the Temple than to be eaten by you.”