Aesop's Fables: The She-Goats and Their Beards

Updated May 14, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

The She-Goats and Their Beards

Jupiter granted beards to the She-Goats at their own request, much to the disgust of the he-Goats, who considered this to be an unwarrantable invasion of their rights and dignities. So they sent a deputation to him to protest against his action. He, however, advised them not to raise any objections. "What's in a tuft of hair?" said he. "Let them have it if they want it. They can never be a match for you in strength."

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