description: Stories composed of supernatural happenings, fables usually employ the personification of animals or inanimate objects and are intended to teach a moral or lesson. The Western fable originated in Greece with Aesop's Fables, in India fables date back to the 5th century BC and the Panca-tantra, a Sanskrit collection of beast-fables. In Japan, fables fill the 8th-century histories, Kojiki and Nihon shoki.
description: Myth is a traditional story that explains or illustrates the history of people or a phenomenon of nature. Oftentimes, myths tell of the deeds of supernatural beings and are set in a time prior to recorded history.