The Zeus and the Snake – 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 Zeus and the Snake:
Zeus was getting married and all the animals brought gifts to the wedding. The snake also came creeping along, holding a rose in his mouth. When Zeus saw him, he said, ‘I am willing to take gifts from all the other animals, even when they carry them in their feet, but from your mouth, I will take nothing.’
The fable shows that even the favours of wicked people are frightening.
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 Zeus and the Snake”
Product: Olympic Pin
Pin code: #03-010-003
Official Licensed Product
Licensed Manufacturer: Efsimon Collection