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Zeus and the Bees

A story about wishing evil
Author: Aesop

Zeus and the bees One day the bee, the mother of candles, paid a visit to the gods, bringing them honeycomb and honey. Zeus, the king of the gods, was very happy about the gift and wanted to offer the bee everything it would wish for.

And the bee said, "Zeus, give me a stinger to protect my work from men".

But Zeus loved the human race too much, so he said to the bee, "Certainly! I will give you the stinger so you can defend yourself if someone takes your honey. But you must know that if you do anything bad to man by hitting him with the stinger, you will die instantly - your stinger is your life!"

Legend teaches us not to wish evil in prayers and petitions.




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