The skin of the crocodile. African legend for children
Legends are very old stories, handed down from generation to generation. In addition, the legends are stories with messages, stories full of values that will be very useful for educating children. In this African legend coming from Namibia, 'The skin of the crocodile', warns us of the consequences
Legends are very old stories, handed down from generation to generation. In addition, the legends are stories with messages, stories full of values that will be very useful for educating children.
In this African legend coming from Namibia, 'The skin of the crocodile', warns us of the consequences of presuming too much in front of others. Searching for an excess of admiration in others can make us commit acts that ultimately have bad consequences.
Why the crocodile skin is rough, African legend for children
Legend has it that long, long ago, coco the crocodiles had smooth and golden skin. So smooth and golden, it looked like gold. And they also say that the crocodiles spent the day underwater. The crocodiles loved the muddy waters and only left there during the night. Legend has it that every time the crocodiles came out of their muddy water, the moon reflected on their smooth and shiny skin, and all the animals that went to that hour to drink water to the swamp, they were agape, admiring the beautiful and glowing golden skin of the crocodiles.
proud of this effect that caused their skin decid, decided to get out of the water during the day. Thus they could boast of their skin under the rays of the sun. In this way, the animals of the place began to go to drink water not only at night, but also during the day, because they did not want to stop admiring the wonderful skin of the crocodiles. But it happened that the sun, strong and bright,began to dry the skin of the crocodiles
. And as his skin also had a layer of mud, every day became more and more ugly. Seeing this change in the skin of the crocodiles,the other animals began to stop admiring them
. As the days passed, the crocodiles had more and more cracked skin, and the animals stopped going to the swamp to contemplate it. Over time, the crocodiles had so badly damaged skin that they stayed with her as they do now, full of brown and hard scales. The other animals, of course, stopped going to drink during the day. And the crocodiles stopped causing admiration.The crocodiles
never recovered from the shame and humiliation
and since then, when others approach him they hide quickly in the water. Only eyes and nose appear.