When wandering the hillside in search of peace, one day King Midas changed upon a music contest between Pan and Apollo.
When the god Bacchus grants King Midas a wish, he asks for the ability to turn anything he touches into gold.
When Orpheus loses his wife Eurydice to a snakebite, he ventures into Hades to try to win her back.
Master sculptor Pygmalion falls in love with the statue of a woman he is carving.
Legendary Swiss hero William Tell is forced by a tyrant to shoot an apple off the top of his son's head.
Aesop, according to the best accounts, was a native of Phrygia, a province of the Lesser Asia, and born in the city Cotiæum. He was a person of a remarkable genius, and extraordinary character; for though he was born a slave, by the assistance of his genius and virtue, he procured his own emancipation.
Once upon a time there dwelt near a large wood a poor woodcutter, with his wife and two children by his former marriage, a little boy called Hansel, and a girl named Grethel. He had little enough to break or bite; and once, when there was a great famine in the land, he could not procure even his daily bread