The legend of the gingerbread man exists in many forms, but it always consists of an animate, humanoid gingerbread cookie who is forced to flee from creatures who wish to eat him. The gingerbread man encounters many crea... More »

Although the tale was not an original work, in May of 1875, “The Gingerbread Boy” was printed for the first time in St. Nicholas Magazine. Before this print copy, “The Gingerbread Boy” was a traditional tale that was spr... More »

"The Gingerbread Man" explores possession and what really makes something someone's possession. Throughout the story, people keep acting like they are the owners of the gingerbread man. More »

The most common dream catcher legend tells of a grandmother who saved a spider's life. In exchange, the spider gave her a dream catcher, explaining that it allowed good dreams to slip through and caught bad dreams. There... More » Art & Literature Folklore

The legend of King Arthur varies widely in its many retellings, but generally involves a young man prophesied to pull a sword from a stone and who for that reason becomes king. He then receives the legendary sword Excali... More »

Several theories explain the existence of Atlantis but none has ever been verified, so the story of the lost city of Atlantis is still classified as a legend, as of 2015. Plato, a Greek philosopher and writer, first ment... More » Art & Literature Folklore

A story is usually classified as a legend if it has some basis in historical fact. Legends are often passed down through successive generations and tend to have significant cultural meaning. They are often contrasted wit... More »