A Myth Explaining Why Parrots Are Different Colours
A myth submitted to the site by Megan Coles
A long time ago in Greece every animal was colourful except for the parrot. The parrots were dull and boring. The parrots hated being like this because nobody liked them. The parrots were fed up with this and wished the other animals would be nice to them.
One day something amazing happened ………
It started to rain, the animal were fascinated by this as they had never seen a single drop of rain in their whole life. The sun was still shining and the air was still warm, the animals were very confused.
A couple of hours later an elephant saw the colours: Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. He trumpeted and every one looked at him. The elephant pointed his truck at the pretty colours in the sky. All the other animals were shocked. What were all the pretty colours in the sky?
The animals went over to the parrots to ask what all the pretty colours were in the sky as they were most intelligent of them all.
It was a rainbow of course.
A couple of minutes later there was a popping sound and colours were flying off in every direction. One spark landed on a parrot and the parrot turned red blue and yellow.
This started to happen on all the parrots. The only thing that was different about all the parrots was that they were all different colours.
That is why parrots are beautiful and colourful today.