An example of a fable would be "The Ant and the Grasshopper," by the Greek fabulist Aesop. A fable is a short fictional story, often containing elements such as anthropomorphic animals, written for the benefit of a concluding maxim or moral.Know More
In the above fable, the grasshopper seeks to distract the industrious ant from storing food for the coming winter. The ant is undeterred, and the grasshopper realizes, when winter sets in, that "it is best to prepare for the days of necessity."
It is generally agreed that Aesop lived from 620 BCE to 564 BCE; without any surviving records or writings from that era, though, his authorship of the over 600 fables credited to him are still a matter of scholarly debate.Learn more in Folklore
Originated in 1939 by Douglas Herrick, the jackalope can be described a as a type of rabbit that features the horns of another animal, which is believed to be an antelope, goat or deer. The creature is mythological and part of folklore in the United States, particularly in Douglas, Wyoming, where novelties featuring the creature are sold. Some people even in the 21st century claim to have seen the creature in the U.S.Full Answer >
Athena is known as the goddess of war and skills, according to Greek mythology. Athena is also the protector of civilized life, including the crafts needed to make life in the civilized world possible for both men and women.Full Answer >
A legendary hero is a character immortalized in myths and folk tales, who is famous for acts of courage and bravery. Heracles, also known as Hercules, is an example of a legendary hero from Greek mythology, and Paul Bunyan is a legendary hero originating from American folk stories.Full Answer >
The seven dwarfs in the classic Disney film "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" are Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Happy, Sleepy, Sneezy and Grumpy. The other main characters in the film include Snow White who is the kind and gentle princess who lives with the seven dwarfs, as well as the Evil Queen, the Prince, the Huntsman and the Magic Mirror.Full Answer >