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Folktales and Morals

“How Spider Obtained the Sky God’s Stories” Everyone needs stories
“The Parson and the Sexton” What comes around, goes around
The Man Who Had No Story Everyone needs stories
Helping to Lie” Keep your lies little so they don’t get away from you
The Tall Tales” What comes around, goes around”
Glooscap and the Baby” Pride goes before a fall
The Fly A lie can help trick the truth out of a person
"The Two Pickpockets” You don’t always get what you expect
Wagging My Tail in the Mud” The best answer to a difficult question is a parable
“The Old Man and His Grandson” Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”
“Nauru and the Shark” “Trickiness can get a person what he wants”
“Talk” “Seeing is believing”
“The Old Woman in the Vinegar Bottle” “Be grateful for what you have”
“The Magic Pear Tree” “Be a little generous now, or a lot generous later”
“Being Greedy Chokes Anansi” “Be careful that your tricks don’t get used against you”
“The Master Thief” “If you’re gonna be bad, be the best at it”
“The King’s Son Goes Bear Hunting” “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me”
“Coyote Fights a Lump of Pitch” “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.”
“Li Chi Slays the Serpent” “Unlikely people can be brave”
“The Longwitton Dragon” “Watch, and you shall learn”
The Flying Head” “Unlikely people can be brave”
Vasilisa the Beautiful” People mostly get what they deserve”
“Then the Merman Laughed” “Appearances can be deceptive”
“How Mosquitoes Came to Be” “Sometimes when you fix one problem, you create another”
“Truth and Falsehood” “Better to be poor but honest”
“It Could Always Be Worse” “Be satisfied with what you have”
“Djuha’s Sleeve” “Don’t judge based on appearance”
“The Missing Axe” “Don’t judge based on appearance”
“What Melody Is Sweetest” “Be open to possibilities”
Created by: jvandykenb