African Cultural Stories — Animal Stories
February 19, 2008

Two Roads Overcame the Hyena

Two Roads Overcame the Hyena A very hungry hyena went out on the Tanzanian plains to hunt for food. He came to a branch in the […]
February 19, 2008

The Two Cold Porcupines

The Two Cold Porcupines One cold night two porcupines found themselves alone out on the plains. There was no shelter or place to keep warm. They […]
February 19, 2008

The Community of Rats

The Community of Rats Once upon a time there was a community of rats in a certain African village. In one particular house a big and […]
February 19, 2008

Creation and Separation Myth of Man and the Elephant

Creation and Separation Myth of Man and the Elephant God created man and an elephant. These he put in a beautiful garden, and he walked with […]
February 19, 2008

Origin of Death Myth of The Chameleon and the Lizard

Origin of Death Myth of The Chameleon and the Lizard When God had finished creation he wanted to send people an important message. He called the […]
February 19, 2008

The Sacrifice of the White Hen

The Sacrifice of the White Hen There was a young Nigerian boy named Olu who had a pet white chicken. They became great friends and inseparable […]
February 19, 2008

The Lion’s Share

The Lion’s Share One day the lion, the wolf and the fox went out hunting together. They caught a wild ass, a gazelle and a hare. […]
February 19, 2008

How the Monkeys Saved the Fish

How the Monkeys Saved the Fish The rainy season that year had been the strongest ever and the river had broken its banks. There were floods […]
February 19, 2008

The Leopard and the Rabbit

The Leopard and the Rabbit Once upon a time the Leopard lived in a small house far way in the bush. After thinking for a long […]