Did you know that there’s a connection between the famous teller of tales and Isis? In fact, it’s rather important one, at least for Aesop.

Who was Aesop, again?

First, a quick refresher on Aesop. We’ve all heard his fables—amusing stories, often featuring animals, that teach moral lessons: The Fox and the Grapes, the Ant and the Grasshopper, the Tortoise and the Hare, the North Wind and the Sun, the Boy Who Cried Wolf.

Scholars are far from certain as to whether Aesop actually lived or he was more of a Paul Bunyan or Pecos Bill folk hero. There are a number of versions of the story of his life, which are known as the Life of Aesop or the Romance of Aesop. Today, it’s more often called the Romance, not because it’s about the love life of Aesop, but because it is likely to be mostly fictional. Early…

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