The Stag in the Water Source – Aesop’s Fables
Athens 2004 Olympic Games Pin
Aesop’s Fables is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and storyteller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE. Of diverse origins, the stories associated with Aesop’s name have descended to modern times through a number of sources. They continue to be reinterpreted in different verbal registers and in popular as well as artistic media.
Aesop was an Ancient Greek fabulist or story teller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop’s Fables. Although his existence remains uncertain and (if he ever existed) no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day. Many of the tales are characterized by animals and inanimate objects that speak, solve problems, and generally have human characteristics.
The Stag in the Water Source:
A Stag saw his shadow reflected in the source water, and greatly admired the size of his horns, but felt angry with himself for having such weak feet. While he was thus contemplating himself, a Lion appeared at the source water. The Stag betook himself to flight, and kept himself with ease at a safe distance from the Lion, until he entered a wood and became entangled with his horns. The Lion quickly came up with him and caught him. When too late he thus reproached himself: “Woe is me! How have I deceived myself! These feet which would have saved me I despised, and I gloried in these antlers which have proved my destruction.”
This series includes 6 pins/fables:
- The Stag in the Water Source
- The Crow and the Fox
- The Zeus and the Snake
- The North Wind and the Sun
- The Tortoise and the Hare
- The Fox and the Grapes
The pin depicts the Aesop’s Fable “The Deer in the Water Source”
Product: Olympic Pin
Pin code: #03-010-001
Official Licensed Product
Licensed Manufacturer: Efsimon Collection
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