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  • n. Plural form of fable.


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  • The King James Version uses the word fables, which translates to the Greek word for myths, which is muthos .

    God is Not a Christian, Nor a Jew, Muslim, Hindu …

  • And from the remembrances thus preserved and transmitted by tradition, each generation obscuring or exaggerating them, have descended what we call fables of antiquity, -- great facts, now dimly remembered and darkly presented, as shadowed over by the mists of long ages.

    Notable Women of Olden Time

  • Fairies as commonly understood in fables and fairy tales are not of that sort.

    Bradley Monton's Paper criticizing Dover Decision

  • A candid appraisal of these fables is given by Delmer Darrah in his History and Evolution of Freemasonry: Masons have believed the things concerning the origin of the institution that they wanted to believe and have gone forth and told them as facts.


  • The great war between the good and evil fables is finally at an end.

    “Fables Volume 12: The Dark Ages” by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, et. al. (Vertigo, 2009) « The BookBanter Blog

  • Frame stories are quite popular in fables and faery tales.

    Fable 2, Storytelling and Simulation Fever

  • I believe that literature as an instrument for creating fables is founded on two basic pillars which provide it with strength to ensure that literary endeavour is worthwile.

    Camilo José Cela - Nobel Lecture

  • But the classic mind could well conceive transformation, of which indeed nature is full; and in Greek fables anything might change its form, become something else, and display its plasticity, not by imperfectly being many things at once, but by being the perfection of many things in succession.

    The Life of Reason

  • The series follows the ongoing adventures of a community of "fables" - characters from fairy tale and lore of each and every pantheon - living in a secretive enclave of NYC, exiled from their legendary Homelands by the mysterious despot known only as the Adversary.

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

  • & extracting from it — the same with a most curious Portuguese poem [3] — all this you will see if I escape that horrible Bay of Biscay. in the interim take these two fables from the Spanish of

    Letter 145


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