The Man And The Butterfly Struggle
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... [Continue Reading...]
The Butterfly and the Tree
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... [Continue Reading...]
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... [Continue Reading...]
Lanape Butterfly Creation Story
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... [Continue Reading...]
The Rose And The Butterfly - An Aesop Fable
Butterfly once fell in love with a beautiful Rose. The Rose was not indifferent, for the Butterfly's wings were powdered in a charming pattern of gold and silver. And so, when he fluttered near and told how he loved her, she blushed rosily and said yes. After much... [Continue Reading...]
Bathing Butterflies Hold Their Wings Up
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... [Continue Reading...]
Oil On Butterfly Wings
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... [Continue Reading...]
The Three Little Butterfly Brothers
There were once three little butterfly brothers, one white, one red, and one yellow. They played in the sunshine, and danced among the flowers in the garden, and they never grew tired because they were so happy... [Continue Reading...]
The Buttefly Lovers
This issue’s legend takes place in China. This is a Chinese love story that is often referred to as the Chinese equivalent of Romeo and Juliet.
Zhu Yingtai was a young woman from one of the most noble and wealthy families in China... [Continue Reading...]