On the late "Anawyathtar Dynasty" there was an artistic young boy, who had great interest in drawing Padout Flower. However, he couldn't afford to buy brushes and papers. Every morning, he made many efforts in drawing some Padoout Flowers on the muddy ground where carts passed by. The sun dried up the muddy drawing in some moments, and the boy left to help his mom. There was also a butcher who dreamed of becoming an artist, but he couldn't, due to the reason that he had killed too many animals. The butcher stupidly looked at the drawing for more than an hour each day, but he still couldn't find the clues to draw a successful Padout Flower. He finally lost his patient and started looking for the boy. He even tried to kill him, only because he wasn't talented enough. The boy wasn't shocked at all, on the contrary, he was as clam as a royal owl. He sighed and spoke: "Anger can't help, be slow and steady to win the race, patient is the key to success, art can't be drawn with your hands, it should be drawn with you heart without plagiarizing." The butcher finally understood, and threw the bloody blade away and quit his job. Since then, he has became a well-known artist.
As the big, round orange slowly disappeared, all the bunnies in the forest wiggled into their tunnels before the darkness took over. But two bunnies didn’t go home that night. They were lost in the dark, creepy forest. The brown one was the youngest among the kittens, while the black one was the oldest kitten. Everything was scary for them, but the tender moonlight made them feel safe. The rabbit on the moon was looking after them and not long after, help came running to them. They met a weary, old man with loads of timber on his back. He slowly approached the scared creatures and gently patted them. “I will take you little guys home,” the old man said happily and smiled. He carefully lifted them and took them to his farm.
The old man lived along and having the little creatures would be great, he thought. The next day, the bunnies woke up to find completely new surroundings, which was going to be their new home. “You guys must be hungry!” The old man appeared out of nowhere and took them out of the little cottage they were staying in. When they got outside, the saw a sundry of crops aligned neatly, making their mouths water. The black bunny bit the old man’s finger and dashed off to the crops after he was freed from the man’s grip. “You guys ARE hungry!” The bunny greedily dug into the food, while the brown one stayed still in the old man’s arms. He felt sorry for the kind farmer and watched his brother eat everything. “You too, eat up.” The man said, while he placed the little creature slowly on the ground. He hopped to his brother and told him not to be cruel to their life saver. The black bunny didn’t care and instead, he was even planning to escape with all the crops he could take! The younger one convinced him not to, but he was so stubborn. He couldn’t help but hoped that his brother wouldn’t leave and stay safe. But unfortunately, he did leave them, and was eaten by a tiger in the forest. The brown bunny was taken good care of by the old man, and they lived happily ever after.
This is not an allegory in a traditional sense, but it could pass as one
Burmese Themed Allegory
(With adaptations from: Lottery: Shirley Jackson, Coconut Tree: Madhu Gurang, A Baker’s Dozen, The Four Puppets: Retold by Aaron Shepard, The Legend of Zelda)
“The Definite End, the Ultimate Start”
Once, there lived a great lion; king of the animals galore, praised for his great strength, knowledge and longevity. After centuries of his peaceful reign, he began to ponder; “What would happen to his prosperous kingdom after his death?”
The lion, confident of his plan, commanded his best sorcerers to conjure four magical objects to bestow the users of strength, knowledge, wisdom or righteousness. Then the king devised a great lottery consisting of six outcomes: luck, knowledge, wisdom, righteousness and extinction. But the day after, the king passed away in his slumber, believing that the lottery could unite the species together.
Shortly after the king’s death, his collaborators and advisors held the great raffle. The humans, were gifted with luck, the owls: wisdom, the tigers: strength, the snakes: knowledge and the oxen righteousness. However, unbeknownst to all, the Nagas were given forth the curse of extinction. Decades later, tension rose as the powers competed against each other for the right to rule, but later broke out into a great war. In the midst of the war, the Nagas vanished from the face of the Earth along with the Galons, whose prey could not be hunted, and died of starvation.
The four forces soon joined sides as the owls collaborated with the snakes and the oxen sided with the tigers. Yet, the humans sought peace between the brain and the brawn. But the snakes soon betrayed the owls and the owls swore revenge and thus prey upon the snakes to this day, where he oxen and the tiger parted; aware of the individual’s state in the food chain. Gradually, each animal went forth to their own paths until the humans proposed a new system of government and maintained peace over the species with the gift of luck.
Centuries has yet again passed and the gifts slowly diluted over the generations, but luck held on and advanced to this day.
(A/N: And, back to the creepy)
There once lived a wise and powerful wizard, often perceived as the guardian of the jungle. All the animals had nothing but respect towards him, for he had saved them in troubled times before. However, a formidable foe had begun to rise, mightier and stronger than any animals. The latter knew that there was no other option but to turn to the wizard for help, and defeat the enemy once and for all.
It was a peaceful and tranquil morning, as the wizard was analyzing the countless pieces of literature in his personal library. Out of the blue, he heard dozens of footsteps approaching his massive cave, and immediately went out to confront the unknown creatures, What greeted him was unforeseen, as the leaders at every species of animals stood together. They told the wizard about the ogre, which was taller than any tree in the jungle and could drink a lake on its own. It was destroying the animals' habitats and a lot of lives were already lost.
The wizard laid out a plan and instructed the animals to carry it out without delay.They were ordered to gather in a huge plain field, with the more intimidating ones like the lion and elephants in front. The rabbits lured the ogre using advanced tactics, and led it to the plains. As soon as it saw the huge army, it flinched a little, regardless of its own behemoth size and power. Without hesitation, the animals charged and made all the noise they could while doing so.
The lions' roar above could be heard miles away. The ogre was dismayed and retreated, little by little. It was so distracted that it was unaware of a hole the other creatures had dug behind. It fell backwards and the spikes on the ground penetrated its thick skin. It gave out a loud groan and died shortly after.
The animals were relieved and proud at the same time, as this time, they managed to save themselves, rather than the wizard by himself.
Correction- Line 3, "animals" to "animal"
The Most Dangerous Enemy
Once upon a time, there was huge hole covered by green water like the leaves, where all kinds of fishes danced in there and under the ruby ball’s light. Besides the lake, there was a tall peaceful tree, where the family of owls lived; daddy owl, mommy owl, and two baby owls. Older brother (owl) was very proud of himself, sensitive and solved everything with anger. So, nobody wanted to be friends with him. But, the younger brother (owl) was opposite of him. He helped people from trouble and was tolerated owl unlike his brother. Every time, when the sun was about to go into the sky, they took turn and went to find the food. One day, it was older brother’s turn to find the some food. On the way back to tree, he saw an old grandma was looking at the tree and told to the owl, “Hey! Can you fly to that top of the tree and take my bag since you have wings, please? It is really important for me,” she begged.
“Why in the world should I help you, grandma? You have 2 legs like other people, go and get it yourself,” he replied with full of rudeness in its mouth, and he headed back to home.
The next day, it was younger brother’s turn. The same thing was happened to younger brother. He saw the old weak grandma.
“Hey, can you fly to that top of the tree and take my bag since you have wings, please? That bag is really important for me,” she begged.
“Sure thing,” he replied by placing a smile on its face. He played his wings in the air and carried her bag with its beak.
“I can’t thank you enough,” she said and suddenly changed into the beautiful angel from the old weak grandma, as soon as she touched the bag with full of bright jewels in it, which tied its tongue.
“If you didn’t take the bag for me, I would never be who I really am again. Thanks you so much and it is for you,” she handed in the two coins to the owl. They said good bye to each other and the younger owl headed back home with full of happiness. When the older brother learned about that, his anger broke his heart into tiny pieces, which led to his death.
The cunning fox slowly took each step as he had targeted on one precious thing. As he got closer, he could feel victory. The sleeping Belu lay beside him treasuring his beloved gems. After the fox lay his paws on the most delicious meat of all time, he ran away with all his might but the only witness who saw the cunning act was the Hintha bird. The young bird didn’t know what to do since the fox saved his life when the humans saw him. A huge decision was being made. A ferocious roar woke the entire forest the next day. The Belu found out that his prize meat that he was going to enjoy was stolen. Like every creature, the Hintha bird shook his head in fear when the Belu came. The young Hintha bird was not suspected but the fox was not. In horror, the young bird flew up in the sky and his goal was to tell the fox to run away from this forest. He arrived quickly before the Belu and knocked on the door but unfortunately, the fox had left and made the Hintha bird a suspect. The Belu thought that the innocent Hintha bird was the one who stole because many of the animals said he was found near his house. The young bird got locked up because he was unaware of good and bad.
In Chinese culture,they believe that dragons are still alive.Some of the people they have to see the dragon under the sea.They called the dragon "sea dragon".Dragons also can control the weather.Sea dragons have four different positions.The fist dragon controls the south.They call this sea dragon "South dragon"and also different dragons have to control the sea,East,West,North sea dragons.
They also believe that dragons can protect them.In another dragon that live in the sky,that dragon can spurt fire.Most dragons color is yellow or red.In Chinese New Year,they also dance the dragon dance.Also they dance that dragon dance mean that the rain is going tone less.Also another dragon mean that the king of dragon miss his daughter.In the second day of the Chinese New Year,in this day they have to eat noodles called "asparagus noodles".Laobing is a types of unleavened flatbread popular in part of Northern China,called a "dragon scale".
Dumpling are called "Dragon tooth".A long time ago,they have a legend that women in China culture that she cannot do gymnastics or needlework,because it will hurt the dragon eyes.So they believe that dragon will protect the people.
The two young deer liked to experience new things and new places. They were best friends and they would often be around each other. They were always there for each other and loved each other a lot. Even when their parents warned them, the two deer would always wander around the huge forest alone.
One day, the two of them wanted to explore the part of the forest that they've never been to before. So, they lied to their parents and set off on their adventure. They were both happy and amused to experience so many things they've never seen before. Soon enough, they lost track of time and the sun started to set in leaving the forest dark and scary. They started getting very frightened and regretted that they didn't listen to their parents. They kept on walking until they heard a 'snap' coming from the ground. One of the deer got caught in a trap that a hunter earlier made. The deer that got caught started shaking, crying and wailing, 'Help!"
The second deer got very scared too but he didn't run away. With all his might, he tried to get his best friend out of the trap. It was no use since the trap was too strong. They both cried hard. "Please don't leave me," the deer that got caught said in a whimper. "I won't. Don't worry. You're my best friend and we planned this together. That means no matter what happens, I am not going to leave you," the friend deer replied. Just like that they fell asleep from exhaustion.
The next morning, the sun came up and the hopeful hunter approached the trap. He was overjoyed when he saw two deer caught in his trap. When he got closer, he realized that only one deer was caught in the trap and the other was lying there, waiting for the caught deer. The hunter was puzzled at first but then he realized the deer was just waiting for his friend who's caught, instead of running away. The hunter smiled and quickly set the caught deer free. He was touched by the faithfulness of the two best friends.
The two deer ran back to their home as fast as possible. They promised their parents they will always obey them from now on. The journey brought the two best friends closer. They both learned that being a good and a loyal friend is the best thing that they can be.
A Cobra Girl and Her Groom
On a stormy night, the young lumber jack was walking back to home and it was raining cats and dog. He couldn’t see anything clearly and he was so tired of carrying the logs. So, he decided to rest under a tree. Beneath the tree, he could barely see a person leaning on it and sitting alone. Then, he went closer and found out that there was a girl who has a pleasant face and seemed to be cold and pale. Therefore, he took her home with him since he heard the girl was running away from her house because her parents were urging her to marry with an old rich man.
He gave her a cup of tea and let her sat near the fire place, to make her warm and he allowed her to stay at his house as long as she want to. They talked about each other more and more, until it was nearly morning. So, the girl urged the lumber boy to sleep so that he wouldn’t know her real appearance. Actually, the girl was a cobra snake who could only disguise herself as a young lady at night. The cobra girl decided not to tell the lumber boy that she is not a human. She was worried that he will be scare and would not accept her.
It was a month long that the cobra girl had been staying at the lumber boy’s house. As the time gets longer, they were madly in love with each other. The lumber boy was trying so hard to get enough money to marry the cobra girl. The cobra girl also wanted to help the lumber boy. The lumber boy only knew that she went to the corn field and helped several girls from his village. In reality, she went out every morning and danced in the village as a performance with the kind snake tamer who was her friend to earn some money. Since that day, she requested the lumber boy to fill the tank with cold water every night. The lumber boy always did as she asked and he just thought that his bride wanted to take a shower. They started saving the money, and it was nearly enough.
One day, the weather was cold and a little bit windy. So, the lumber boy thought his girl might be cold and tired. He included some warm water into the tank that day. When the cobra girl came back and went to take a bath. She was so exhausted that she didn’t even notice that there was warm water in the tank. In fact, she told the lumber boy to add only cold water because she was actually so hot and full of pains in her body from being touched by the human tamer all day long. The cobra girl regretted that she didn’t tell the truth. And now that she knew she is going to die in awhile because she couldn’t hold on to the heats inside and out. But it was already too late. The lumber boy came in, was wondering why it would take so long for the girl to finish taking bath. The cobra girl was floating so lightly, as if she were a leaf on the surface of the water. Suddenly the lumber boy came in and he killed the cobra in the bath but he couldn’t his wife anywhere. The lumber boy was also regretted because lately he found out that his bride was a cobra snake and was working so hard with the tamer. He blamed himself for killing his own bride. The lumber boy was so unhappy and determined not to believe anyone else and never married anyone for the rest of his life.
Once upon a time, there was a forest, the nature’s gift, which was the habitat of many animals and creatures. Among those, there were a group of animals near each other and they were a lion, elephant, mouse, male crow and a female crow. Trees of all kinds, colors, and sizes were stretching across the forest everywhere and you would counter a plant in however way you walked. Trees were as far as the eye could see. Droplets of water were dripping from large leaves, water was trickling through the little creek and bird sounds were ubiquitous through the forest. Plus, there was not a single homo sapien to ruin the peaceful scenery by their noisy and unpleasant voices.
One day, the male crow decided to move in together with the female crow in one nest to which the female crow agreed on upon one condition, it was, to make friends with your neighbors. The male crow and so, they invited every one of the neighbors to their nest welcoming party. There, they made friends with all their neighbors and the neighbors really appreciated their company due to their hospitable attitudes.
One week later, the female crow gave birth to two lovely black crows who were also extremely also friendly. The next day, there came a group of people who were hunting animals. Unfortunately, they were upset due to the fact that they didn’t catch any food that day. They rested beneath a banyan tree, below where the crows’ nest was located. As moonlight fell, the people lit a fire made by gathered branches stuck together. The people heard the baby crows’ screams since they couldn’t breathe due to the smoke getting to the nest. Since the people didn’t have anything to eat, they decided to eat the baby crows because crow meat was also luscious for them. Therefore, they made attempts at jumping to the top of the tree to capture the baby crows. As the female crow found out, she asked her husband to go tell the elephant what was happening and to tell him to help them out. At once, the elephant came to help the crows by squirting water both at the fire and the people to stop them from climbing. Just as the fire was put out, the people started it again and the elephant stopped them again. The people lit the fire about 100 times and the elephant killed it 100 times by squirting water. Since it was very tiring for the elephant, he returned home and rested. After that, the people captured the baby crows by throwing a net onto them. For this, the mouse came at once, biting off the ropes in the net, freeing the baby crows. The people tried lighting up the fire again and this time, the female crow told the male crow to go get help from the fierce tiger. Finally, when the tiger came to scare the people, they ran away like there was no tomorrow. As for helping them, the crow family threw once again, a party for their neighbors. The moral of this story is that the more friends you have, the more successful you will be in your life. The theme of this story is friendship since the story portrayed that friendship is important for life.
Onece upon a time there was a parrot family with two little parrot. The big brother was called Jaundre and the little sister was called Nichole. One day there was a storm and they were separated. Juandre reached a place where there were robbers while the little sister Nichole got to a hermit who was meditating in the forest. They were raised by two diffrent people. After a few years one day the king visited around the countrywith his men. He was lost in the forest. He alone tried to find and arrived at the place near the robbers. As soon as Joundre saw the king, he shouted "Hey!! here is someone.""Let's get him and take his jewellery." The king was very afraid and run away from that place. When he was tired he stopped under the big tree. He took a rest for a few minutes. At that time he heard something. "Oh friend you look very tired. Come and take a rest in our tent. We have fruites and water for you." The sweet voice came from the brench of the nearby tree. It was little Nichole. The king was really suprised with what he met. The first parrot was very rude and wild but another one was very kind and polite. Nichole explained that they were siblings. The king realized that it was very important to be with good people.
lol :P I'm really kind and polite haha
A long time ago, there was a king who lived in the gorgeous village. The king was very prosperous but he was very stingy on the villagers. He has numerous gold coins under his house in the store room. When the night came, only at that time he checked his coins and having cheering on it. One night, when he checked his coins, it was decreasing. He was very worried so he locked his room with another big locker.
In the next morning, he went to the brilliant man and pleased him to catch him a thief. The king told him a story that he had plenty of beans under his house and that were deceasing. The king said the wrong story because he didn't want them man to know that he had a lot of coins under his house. They made an agreement: when the man caught the thief, the king had to give him two-fourths of the beans. The bright man started asking the question, "How many days have your beans been in the room?"
The bright man told the king to put your beans in the bags so you would see the thief.
When he got home, he started putting his coins in the bags. Finally he saw many holes under his ground which was dug by the mouse, and so many coins fell in the house. The king was so happy and scampered to the brilliant man a and said,
"I found them, thanks a lot."
"Hey! U has to give me two-fourth of your coins."
"it is not coins, they are beans."
"How can the beans stay in the room forty years? And you are the king you don't have to keep them for so long. Don't forget our agreements."
On his shame, he give the coins to the man and expressly went home. The brilliant men shared his coins and gave it to the villagers because the kings took many taxes from them.
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