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The Wise Leopard


A Repository Of African Folk Stories, Culture and Traditions

A wise Leopard went hunting with a hungry, greedy Lion. The Lion wanted to keep their kill to himself and looked for reasons to kill the Leopard. However, the wise Leopard lived up to his reputation, pulled a smart one on the Lion and escaped from him.

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The Wise Leopard (Ctd)...........



Once upon a time, the Lion was very hungry and had no food in his den to eat. He didn’t go hunting for days because it’d been raining for the past couple of days. On this particular day, it was not raining; the sun started shining early, and the Lion thought to himself “Mmm great! It’s so nice outside, it’s a good day to go hunting” ........(Scroll down to keep reading)


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  • Amina, The Courageous Princess
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  • The Disobedient Boy
  • Masquerades Revealed

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The Wise Leopard (Ctd)...........

The Lion called out to Hyena, his friend, who lived just down the road.  “Hello, Hyena, my friend! Isn’t it a nice sunny day to go hunting?  

“Sure it is, but where shall we go? Hyena asked 

“Not to bother! There will be so many animals in the bush today looking for some fun. Grrrrrrrrrr! I am so hungrrrrrry!!” the Lion roared. 

The Lion and his friend, Hyena, set out to hunt. They didn’t walk far before they spotted a rabbit hopping around. The Lion whispered to Hyena, “Shhhhh, stand still, I think I saw something that looks like a rabbit.” Hyena stood still and waited patiently for the rabbit to hop closer. Then he ran so fast that he almost hit his head against a tree. Finally, he caught up with the rabbit. He held it with his powerful jaws, and brought it back to the Lion. “Good job, Hyena! I didn’t know you could run that fast,” the Lion said. 

The Lion and the Hyena took their catch home. But the Lion had some other intentions. He wanted to keep the meat for himself alone because he hadn’t eaten for some days. He was so hungry that he thought the little rabbit won’t be enough for both of them. 

As they reached home, the Lion asked, “Hyena, how can we share this rabbit between us, it’s too small for both of us?”  

 “What type of question is that?” The Hyena replied. “We both caught the rabbit, and I am just as hungry that I need something to eat.” He continued. 

The Lion got angry and asked “So, what’s your point? “ 

“We should share the rabbit in equal parts, one part for you and the other for me. It’s the rule of hunting. It’s that fair…,” The Hyena replied. 

“Who thought you that rule? The Lion caught in. 

 “You know better that it’s the rule of hunting, Lion!  I know my rights, and I’m just too smart to be fooled. Please share the meat…” The Hyena shouted. 

They started fighting over the catch. The Lion starred at the hyena in a rage, pounced on him, and killed him.  He ate all the rabbit but still felt hungry. He left the carcass of the Hyena on the floor. He needed someone to go hunting with again so that he could get some more to eat. 

The Lion called out to his other friend, Leopard, who lived on the other side of the road. “Hello, Leopard, my friend! Isn’t it a nice sunny day to go hunting?” The Lion asked. 

“Sure it is, but where shall we go”? The Leopard asked.  

“Not to bother! There will be so many animals in the bush today looking for some fun. Grrrrrrrrrr! I am so hungrrrrrry!!” The Lion roared. 

As they walked down the bush, they saw an Antelope. The Leopard ran so fast and caught it. “Good job, Leopard! I didn’t know you could run that fast?”  The Lion said.  

They took their catch home. But as Leopard walked into the den of the Lion holding the Antelope in his mouth, he noticed the carcass of the dead Hyena on the floor. He became so terrified because he knew that the Lion killed him. Then Lion asked him, “Leopard, my friend, how can we share this Antelope between us, it’s too small for both of us?”

The Leopard knew what happened to the Hyena and didn’t want to meet the same fate, as the Lion was almost twice his size and much stronger than he is. He didn’t want to risk a fight with him. “Lord, please how could I walk out here alive?” He thought to himself. 

“What do you say?” The Lion roared at him angrily.  

“Lion, my lord, you can have the meat since you are hungry; it’s the rule” The Leopard answered. “I can prepare a nice dish with the meat for you if you so wish.” He continued with a shaky voice. 

“Who thought you this rule, Leopard?” The Lion asked.  

The Leopard paused and moved closer to the entrance of the den. He pointed to the dead Hyena on the floor, and said “It’s the carcass of that dead Hyena you killed that thought me this rule of wisdom. I learn my lessons from what happened to others. I beg to leave now.” He said.  

With that, the Leopard rushed out of the den, ran so fast for his dear life screeching dust as he ran. The lion looked at him and murmured “God has saved you.” 

Morals: Learn from other people’s mistakes, and don’t wait for it to happen to you first.



Ijele, The King Masquerade

Masquerades in most African traditions originated as local law enforcement agents. They protected traditions and shrines. Membership was shrouded in secrecy through initiations to protect the identity of the members who often were used to confront strong men who broke laws. In modern times masquerades are used mostly for entertainments. .Read More


African Maiden Dances & Traditional Marriages

Most African traditions place a lot of importance on ladies' chastity, purity and abstinence before marriage. Most African maiden dances were used to keep young women's minds and body active before marriage. A maiden dance is also used to present a young maiden to her intended suitor...Read More

Life, Leaps, & Stumbles (Inspirational Series)


Inspirational /Motivational Speeches

Never Lose Relevance in The Sight of God & People You Need to Progress.
A Bad Relationship Is Surely The Fastest Way To Meet Jesus Soon!
Victims of Our Own Deceptions.
Let me speak in parable: Once upon a time – time! time!!
Prayer As A Mere Formality – Sorry, Maybe the Opportunity Has Come And Gone While You Are Still Praying
Please I Cannot Please You Always
How To Win True Lovers & Friends Using Xmas Season!!
One Can Never Grow Beyond One's Capacity.
Why I'll Leave Judgment to God, and Revenge to Karma!
Life is full of contrasts and complications

The Power of Love! (An Inspirational Story Written by Godwin C Nwaogwugwu)

How Emotional Relationships and Strategic Relationships Affect Career.
Do Your Best Friends Take You The Way You Take Them?
How some people start out as quality but end up as ’fairly used’ in relationships.
Don’t Give Up, Sister. Don’t Pack And Quit, Brother. There's a Second Chance!
Never Stand Aside And Watch A Child Being Maltreated
Maybe This Is Why You Haven't Found What You Are Looking for.
Dear God, forgive me in advance
Love and The 'Luv' Effect!
When Being 'Too Smart' Can Be Really Foolish
Do You See A Cup Either As Half-full or Half-empty?
Nobody Gets An Award For Poverty! Why Hang In There?

A Father's Personal Letter To A Heart-broken Daughter

At A Crossroad? You Can Still Find Your Way!

A Father's Special Happy Birthday To His Daughter!!!!


Selecting The Sex Of Your Baby By Shettles Method: The Secrets They Didn't Disclose

“Between science and superstition is failure in every aspect of life.  It’s amazing from all evidences in life that God gave 'man' every power to subdue, dominate his environment and create the outcomes he desires. However, ignorance and laziness makes many people to remain needy even in an environment of abundance” – G C Nwaogwugwu (2008)

Disclaimer: Please this is not my original text, I am only summarizing a huge voluminous research book by Dr. Shettles and David Rorvik for my friends who may not have the time to read. Do not attack me based on your religious belief and bear in mind that many people may not share your believes either. Read More

Godwin C. Nwaogwugwu

Parable of The Torchlight - Friends Indeed!!

In the midst of a very thick darkness that beclouded hopes and instilled fear, a figure stood at a distance in a white robe holding a faint torch-light to help guide the paths of a trembled fellow. That figure was neither God, ghost nor an apparition. It's a living being who knew a torch-light will be needed at such a dark moment, brought it out, switched it on to show light that helped save a life. That's what friends are for. Where was your torch-light, when your friend lost his/her way?......Read More

Godwin C. Nwaogwugwu

The Misused Your Love, Abused Your Kindness, and Attacked Your Character

"....They misused your love, abused your kindness, manipulated you, tossed you around, told lies behind you to knock you down, conspired to make you look like a fool before the world, attacked your character and integrity to tarnish your image; but you cannot help but give glory to God because you came out on the other side triumphant and left them forever wondering what happened to their targeted arrows fired from their well-oiled gossip machine and arsenals. Yeah, it all fell on the shield, the stone you are under. ........Now you sing and dance the victory song while they are doomed forever.

.They have incurred the wrath of a mighty man of war, and He is charging at them with a fiery rage. They are scattered in confusion, fleeing in various directions. A trail of victory, victory, victory, victory, victory, victory and power follows your path all the way. I don't care what you are going through, until God says it's ain't over!!! Read More


Godwin C. Nwaogwugwu

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