Have you ever dreamed of a world where you had no troubles? Where everyone found their soulmate and lived happily ever after? What if you never had to answer to the boss that lived to make your life miserable? Escapism is what makes fantasy so fantastic. Visit a magical realm, go to outer space, or stay on Earth and get introduced to new creatures. Take a break from reality.
Since the beginning of mankind, fables, fairy tales, folklore, and myths have been told around the world. Long ago some were told to teach lessons that still prevail today. Recognize this one?
A SHEPHERD-BOY, who watched a flock of sheep near a village, brought out the villagers three or four times by crying out, “Wolf! Wolf!” and when his neighbors came to help him, laughed at them for their pains. The Wolf, however, did truly come at last. The Shepherd-boy, now really alarmed, shouted in an agony of terror: “Pray, do come and help me; the Wolf is killing the sheep;” but no one paid any heed to his cries, nor rendered any assistance. The Wolf, having no cause of fear, at his leisure lacerated or destroyed the whole flock.
There is no believing a liar, even when he speaks the truth.
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And you thought time out was bad!
History of Fantasy
Now known as The Boy Who Cried Wolf, it was originally penned by Aesop, a slave and storyteller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 564 BCE.