Legends are folktales about extraordinary events, often involving meetings with the supernatural, set in a specific time and place, and featuring specific people. Legends may or may not have a historical or factual basis, but they are told as true and believed or believable. There are legends told about places (local legends), saints (religious legends), and heroes (heroic legends). For more modern legends, see Society/Folklore/Literature/Urban_Legends/.
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The Best of Legends
Exploring legends in history, folklore, literature, fiction, and the arts.
The Book of Legends
Popular legends retold by Horace E. Scudder (1900); e-text at the Baldwin Project.
Eleven legends retold by Selma Lagerlöf (1908); e-text at the Baldwin Project.
A library of folktales, folklore, fairy tales, and mythology describing a variety of tales.
European legends from the Middle Ages, by Agnes Grozier Herbertson (1908), e-text from Kellscraft Studio.
Legends of Florence
Collected and retold by Charles Godfrey Leland (1895), e-text from Making of America.
Legends of the Rhine
By Wilhelm Ruland (1906) with illustrations; e-text at Kellscraft Studio.
Shine: The Concept of the World in Macedonian Folk Legends
Essay by Ermis Lafazanovski discussing pre-Christian and Christian ideas on the concept of the world as present in Macedonian legends.
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