Butterfly Stories

Short stories and folklore related to the butterfly; legendary fables about the mythological origins of butterflies, and inspirational stories that offer messages of wisdom and hope for the soul.



The Man And The Butterfly Struggle

Butterfly pulling a rock

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to squeeze its body through the tiny hole. Then it stopped, as if it couldn't go further. The man..

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The Butterfly and the Tree

White Butterfly on Flower

Once there was a little creature resting on the branch of a mighty Oak that was Father of the forest. The little creature was sitting there sighing, and from time to time crying a little bit - its tiny body almost buckling under some..

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The Butterfly

Green butterfly art

There was once a butterfly who wished for a bride, and, as may be supposed, he wanted to choose a very pretty one from among the flowers. He glanced, with a very critical eye, at all the flower-beds, and found that the flowers were......

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Lanape Butterfly Creation Story

White Butterfly on Flower

Long ago, when the Earth was new, the Creator looked down on his creation and was very happy. The world was beautiful and the people were happy. But as time passed, the people began to age and die and this brought sorrow to the world...

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Bathing Butterflies Hold Their Wings Up

Butterflies and flowers

As a child, one day I was walking past grandma's bedroom when I saw her kneeling at her bed, Bible open, head turned up like an overflowing cup and her hands lifted in the air. I was shocked and surprised. Normally she prayed...

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Oil On Butterfly Wings

Purple butterfly

When I was a little girl, there was a hill behind our house, filled with clover flowers. Daily I would go outside and run along the hill, chasing butterflies. I would worry my mother for a jar, punch holes in the lid, sprinkle...



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