The old stories are great stories, simply because they touch us in some way: a lesson learned, a truth told, heartstrings plucked. The oldest stories still told, still printed, and still attributed to one author are from ancient Greece, and have little to do with their gods. Come join us and hear again Æsop's fables. Stories in voice.
From "Æsop's Fables: A New Translation" by V.S. Vernon Jones, 1912 ed., free from Amazon.com.