The story of Swan Lake is a well-known classic story of romance with a tragic ending. It has been performed eloquently in ballet and in music. More »

A folktale is a story that is used to explain an unusual occurrence or to tell a lesson about human nature. Many folktales involve using an animal that has human characteristics. Folktales often also use magic or creatur... More »

The moral to the story of "Little Red Riding Hood" is that children must obey their parents and that they must never talk to strangers. Even a very friendly stranger is capable of having bad intentions. More »

In the Greek mythology story of Theseus and the Minotaur, King Minos of Crete ordered the labyrinth to be built as a way of housing a fierce half-man, half-bull creature known as the Minotaur, to whom seven young men and... More » Art & Literature Folklore

The story of Hugo and Imelda, a couple living in Santa Rosa, tells the tale of why it is women who wash dishes. This story is often used in cultural studies, as it tells how this tradition came to be in the Philippines. More »

Several theories explain the existence of Atlantis but none has ever been verified, so the story of the lost city of Atlantis is still classified as a legend, as of 2015. Plato, a Greek philosopher and writer, first ment... More » Art & Literature Folklore

The story of the lion and the mouse is an Aesop's fable that uses these two dynamically different animals to depict how mercy brings its own reward. It also shows that no being is too small to help a greater being. Furth... More »