Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
528. ZEUS AND SHAME
Perry 109 (Chambry
After he had created people, Zeus immediately implanted in them all the
possible human character traits, but he forgot about Shame. Since he didn't
know how to get Shame inside the human body, he ordered her to go in from
behind. At first Shame protested, considering Zeus's request to be beneath
her dignity. When Zeus kept insisting, she said, 'All right, I will go
in there, on the condition that if anything comes in there after me, I
will leave immediately.' As a result, people who engage in sodomy have
no sense of shame.
This fable can be used for a sodomite.
Aesop's Fables. A new translation by Laura
Oxford University Press (World's Classics): Oxford, 2002.
cover, with new ISBN, published in 2008; contents of book unchanged.