Aesop's Dancing Camel
PanguThis is an image for a Chinese creation story. In this illustration, Pan Gu ( 盘古) a giant, has broken out of a giant, cosmic egg after 18,000 years of sleep. Chaos rushes out. The heavens rise up and the earth pools down below, and Pan Gu stands between them, pushing them apart. Every day, he grows ten feet taller, the earth ten feet thicker, and the sky ten feet broader. After another 18,000 years, the earth as we know it has been made.
Aesop's Dancing CamelFrom Fable 40: "The beasts of the forest gave a splendid entertainment at which the Monkey stood up and danced. Having vastly delighted the assembly, he sat down amidst universal applause. The Camel, envious of the praises bestowed on the Monkey and desiring to divert to himself the favor of the guests, proposed to stand up in his turn and dance for their amusement. He moved about in so utterly ridiculous a manner that the Beasts, in a fit of indignation, set upon him with clubs and drove him out of the assembly.It is absurd to ape our betters."(For the record, I admire the camel in this story. The beasts of the forest are total haters.)
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