Top 5 Most Cunning Lies in Fairy and Folk Tales

Lies and liars have always been an important theme in fairy tales and every tradition has got it’s own takes on the morality of lies. There are countless portrays of liars in fairy and folk tales. Therefore fairy tales provide us with a lot of insight into the world’s cultures. There are so many tales that…

LION’S SHARE (South-African Folk-Tales, 1910) by James A. Honey

Lion and Jackal went together a-hunting. They shot with arrows. Lion shot first, but his arrow fell short of its aim; but Jackal hit the game, and joyfully cried out, “It has hit.” Lion looked at him with his two large eyes; Jackal, however, did not lose his countenance, but said, “No, uncle, I mean…

JACKAL AND MONKEY (South-African Folk-Tales, 1910) by James A. Honey

Every evening Jackal went to the Boer’s kraal. He crept through the sliding door and stole a fat young lamb. This, clever Jackal did several times in succession. Boer set a wip for him at the door. Jackal went again and zip—there he was caught around the body by the noose. He swung and swayed high…