[n] a story about mythical or supernatural beings or events
[n] a short moral story (often with animal characters)
[n] a deliberately false or improbable account
Short story or piece of verse conveying a moral e.g. Aesop's fables.
allegory, apologue, fabrication, fiction, legend, parable
Aesop's fables, Arthurian legend, canard, false statement, falsehood, falsity, story, untruth