Robin Hood was probably an amalgam of different outlaws living sometime during the 12th and 13th centuries, not long after the Normans conquered England. Later medieval chroniclers seem to believe he was real, but their ... More »

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Robin Hood, a legendary outlaw of British folklore, lived in Nottingham, England. The legend of Robin Hood, a hero who stole from the rich and gave to the poor, has existed in Britain since at least the 15th century. More »

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Around 1377, the poem "Piers Plowman," by William Langland, made a passing reference to a character thought to be Robin Hood. A tale known as "Robin Hood and the Monk" was written about 1450, but the author is unknown. More »

Robin Hood, a legendary outlaw of British folklore, lived in Nottingham, England. The legend of Robin Hood, a hero who stole from the rich and gave to the poor, has existed in Britain since at least the 15th century. More »

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According to ancient Greek folklore, a person could become a wolf (or werewolf) by eating wolf and human flesh together, while in later centuries, the causes varied between supernatural curses, conception during a new mo... More »

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Jeff the Killer is not a real person. The character first appeared on October 3, 2008 in a video uploaded to YouTube by Sesseur. Jeff is frequently featured in "creepypasta" -- scary stories that are shared via the Inter... More »

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Mother Goose was not a real person, so there cannot accurately be said to be a "real" Mother Goose; most of the stories that are attributed to Mother Goose are folktales with indeterminate specific origins. Even so, ther... More »

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