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Title: Legends


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Legends
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Definition Legend
  • The term legend can be defined as a story passed
    from person to person usually orally by a
    storyteller and is about a heroic person or a
    fantastic place the story often has some basis
    in truth about some historical event.

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Legend Examples
  • King Arthur with his Knights of the Roundtable
    has long been a source of legend, such as the
    story about the Quest for the Holy Grail (the cup
    from which Jesus drank at the Last Supper).

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Legend Examples
  • El Dorado is a supposed place in South America
    where there is gold everywhere and the people
    give it away.

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Legend Examples
  • The Fountain of Youth is a water which gives
    permanent youth to those who drink of it. Juan
    Ponce de Leon was reportedly searching for it in
    Florida in 1513.

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Legend Examples
  • Robin Hood in England, long a source of legend
    along with his Merry Men, was a bandit/hero
    about whom many good stories tell.

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Legend Examples
  • The lost island city of Atlantis is another
    popular legend which may have existed but was
    destroyed by an earthquake, although some say it
    sank beneath the sea.

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Legend Examples
  • Other popular legends include stories of the
    Bermuda Triangle, the Loch Ness monster, Big
    Foot, and assorted vampires and werewolves.
  • Today legends are still being created and called
    Urban Legends. There are many WWW sites devoted
    to them.

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Legends
  • Every culture has its own legends.
  • Legends are sometimes based on truth or upon
    historical events or places.
  • Legends can entertain people a lot.
  • Legends are still being created.
  • Legends will be with us as long as there are
    people to enjoy them.
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