What Are the Characteristics of a Legend?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 6, 2020 3:54:48 AM ET
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According to the Encyclopaedia Brittanica, a legend is a traditional tale or group of tales told about a specific person or place. While some legends share common elements with myths, such as the presence of supernatural or mythical creatures, legends are generally accepted as based on fact.

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