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What is the difference between myths, legends and fables?

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What are fables?
explained by Oban

Oban the Knowledge Keeper

A fable is another type of story, also passed down from generation to generation and told to teach a lesson about something.

Fables are about animals that can talk and act like people, or plants or forces of nature like thunder or wind. The plants may be able to move and also talk and the natural forces cause things to happen in the story because of their strength.

The most famous fables were written by a man called Aesop. We know them as Aesop’s Fables, and he wrote more than 600 of them.

I’ve retold some of my favourite Aesop’s Fables for you. You can read about the Fox who thought he was cleverer than the Cat, or how the Tortoise won a race against the Hare.

What are folk or fairy tales? >>>