The Peacock and Juno

This entry is part 43 of 84 in the series Aesop's Fables

A Peacock once placed a petition before Juno desiring to have the voice of a nightingale in addition to his other
attractions; but Juno refused his request. When he persisted, and pointed out that he was her favorite bird, she said:
‘Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.’

The Peacock and Juno

Aesop

Aesop (c. 620 – 564 BCE) was a Greek fabulist and storyteller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop's Fables. Although his existence remains unclear and no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day.

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