Aphrodite and the Weasel
A Love & Punishment Story
Once upon a time, a weasel who fell in love with a young and charming boy. But the boy let the weasel down. Brokenhearted, the weasel called Aphrodite... and begged the goddess to transform her into a woman.
Aphrodite, the goddess of passion and compassion. felt really sorry for the weasel and quickly transformed her into a beautiful maiden. When the young boy saw the transformed weasel, he fell in love with her and took her with him to his home.
But while the couple stood there in the nuptial chamber, Aphrodite was curious to see if the weasel had changed her character as well. So she sneaked in and released a mouse in the middle of the room. All of a sudden, the weasel left the boy and began to chase the mouse. Seeing this, the goddess became very disappointed... so much, that she made the weasel just like she was before!
Moral: When people are evil by nature, they won't change their character, even if they change their appearance.
A Greek Fable by the story-teller Aesop