February 6

Two Wolves

‘My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.’

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: ‘Which wolf wins?’

He simply replied, ‘The one you feed.’

The Two Wolves legend

About the author Tristan Bancks

Tristan Bancks’ page about Two Wolves (including book trailer, comprehensive teaching guide, background to the novel etc.)

Tristan Bancks’ vision board for Two Wolves

The making of Two Wolves

Book review of Two Wolves


More resources about ‘the one you feed’:

Two Wolves – Teacher Guide

Two Wolves contemplation (including two-page activity sheet)

A Unit of work on Two Wolves 

The Legend of Two Wolves by Celestial Elf (animated video of the Two Wolves story)