A Man and a Lion were discussing the relative strength of men and lions in general.
The Man contended that he and his fellows were stronger than lions by reason of their greater intelligence.
"Come now with me," he cried, "and I will soon prove that I am right."
So he took him into the public gardens and showed him a statue of Hercules overcoming the Lion and tearing his mouth in two.
"That is all very well," said the Lion, "but proves nothing, for it was a man who made the statue."
Aesop Author of the Fable
The Lion and the Statue
Nationality of Aesop - Ethiopian or Greek
Lifespan of Aesop - He lived approximately 620 - 560 BC
Life of Aesop - Slave - Author of the book of fables
Famous Works - Aesop's Fable book featuring:
"The Goose With the Golden Eggs", "The Fisher",
"The Lion and the Statue" and "The Sick Lion"
The Lion and the Statue Fable
A Free Aesop's Fable with a moral for kids & children