Golden Jersey (Cow)-
You may remember the Golden Calf…but this is specifically a Golden Jersey Cow with a little different story line. The Jersey is a common British cow and this story comes from England. Yes, it technically says “Golden Cow” but we know that sometimes stories lose details in time, and I would bet that this was originally a Jersey Cow. Hey, I grew up in Wisconsin. I do know cows.
King wished to marry daughter. She loved prince (of no relation). Princess requested huge Golden Jersey. King sent to prince to say, “You are not marrying her, I am.” Princess climbed inside. Three people exclaimed, “I touched the cow!” She took that as cue to come out. Prince arrived. Marriage.
Like with the cow story above being a Jersey, this story says “Jackal” and not “Golden Jackal.” Again, details sometimes are lost as the years pass. According to Indian, Middle Eastern, and several African tales, the Golden Jackal was meant when featuring this animal. This story does not feature “gold” but rather honoring “Golden Jackal” and a friendship with a lion.
Golden Jackal comes upon lion stuck in mud. Jackal sweeps sands into mud. Lion is rescued. Friendship. Lion offered Jackal to live nearby and share of his food. Lion’s wife and kids and Jackal’s wife and kids hated their friendship. They complained. Lion and Jackal separated homes but remained friends.
And though not linked to a story, here is more about Golden Jackals:
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