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Title: Myths, Fairytale, Tall Tales, Legends, and Fables


1
Myths, Fairytale, Tall Tales, Legends, and
Fables
  • Be an Expert!

2
Myths
  • Stories about gods, goddesses, and spirits
  • Try to explain how things in the world were
    created
  • Many famous ones are Greek, Roman, Viking, Native
    American
  • Example Pandoras Box

3
Fairytale
  • Stories that have been passed down for hundreds
    of years
  • Setting is along time ago
  • Magic, imaginary creatures, and talking animals
    can be included
  • Example Goldilocks and the Three Bears

4
Tall Tales
  • Stories that stretch the truth
  • Could be about real people or imaginary
    characters
  • Usually show great strength or size
  • Example John Henry

5
Legends
  • Always about humans but can have magic or
    supernatural events
  • Based on real people who are considered heroes
  • Story handed down for many years truth becomes
    distorted
  • Example Johnny Appleseed

6
Fables
  • Short story that teaches a lesson (called a
    moral)
  • Characters are usually animals
  • Aesop is the most well-known author
  • Example The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

7
Are You Ready for the Challenge?
  • Fairytale?
  • Legend?
  • Fable?
  • Tall Tale?
  • Myth?
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