|In fables, Uncle Coyote is constantly outwitted by the jokester and trickster Uncle Rabbit.
|The whole sequence ends with two sonnets allegorizing the poet's love by means of fables about Cupid.
|Since Aesop mined the animal kingdom for characters, it was only natural that he incorporated plenty of birds in his fables.
|Perrault's fables were much reprinted and adapted by the Victorians into children's picture books, burlesque, and pantomime.
|Children were once told fairytales, myths, legends and fables because they had a meaning, a moral or a special psychological relevance.
|However, there is a strong oral tradition consisting of stories, legends, fables, poems, riddles, and songs.