The gods were once disputing whether it was possible for a living being to change its nature.
Jupiter said "Yes," but Venus said "No." So, to try the question, Jupiter turned a Cat into a Maiden, and gave her to a young man for a wife.
The wedding was duly performed and the young couple sat down to the wedding-feast.
"See," said Jupiter, to Venus, "how becomingly she behaves. Who could tell that yesterday she was but a Cat? Surely her nature is changed?"
"Wait a minute," replied Venus, and let loose a mouse into the room.
No sooner did the bride see this than she jumped up from her seat and tried to pounce upon the mouse.
"Ah, you see," said Venus, "Nature will out"
Aesop Author of the Fable
The Cat Maiden
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 Cat Maiden" and "The Sick Lion"
The Cat Maiden Fable
A Free Aesop's Fable with a moral for kids & children