That which is appointed to be read; especially, a chronicle or register of the lives of saints, formerly read at matins, and in the refectories of religious houses.
A story respecting saints; especially, one of a marvelous nature.
Any wonderful story coming down from the past, but not verifiable by historical record; a myth; a fable.
an oral narrative concerned with remarkable people, places or events, not strictly factual (The naming of Ong's Hat is a Pinelands legend.)
According to Joseph Campbell, legends differ from myths in being more local in focus. The hero of legend is prominent for a particular people (e.g., Robin Hood, Paul Bunyan), whereas the mythic hero is universal. The distinction seems rather arbitrary, however, as "local" heroes may readily embody universal meanings. Moses, for example, is both the quintessential Hebrew hero, who delivers the tablets inscribing basic Judaic laws, and also an archetypal hero whose quest is no less universal than that of Odysseus, King Arthur, or Kutoyis.
a traditional historical tale of a people handed down first in oral and later in written form
a plausible story held to be true (and sometimes they actually are true, but more often they're a mixture of truth and other narrative elements). Related terms: myth: a sacred story, believed in, though not necessarily literally (think of the Biblical creation). folktale: a story that isn't true and isn't thought to be (talking animals go here). belief: not a story at all. People think it's true, and it might be. Beliefs function the same whether they're true or not. urban myth: should be urban legend. superstition: should be belief -- Provided by Combs &c. folklorist Antone Minard
n. a story handed down through the years and connected with real events, but often exagerated by the folk. The legends of a nation deal with important events in the early life of this nation.
A story, true or untrue, passed from generation to generation
a story about mythical or supernatural beings or events
a fairy tale told to men when men were sane
a fictional story associated with a historical person or place
a kind of story which is fictional with elements of truth
a long-told story or a group of related stories about a person or a place that is popularly believed to have some historical truth
a narrative--a story with at least one character and a plot--passed on by word of mouth and believed true by the teller but actually false
a narrative that transcends the experiencer into the hazy dimension midway between fact and fiction
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an unauthentic story handed down by tradition and popularly regarded as historical
an unverifiable story passed from generation to generation
an unverified story
a story about an extraordinary event that is told as true but is not completely verifiable
a story about a person who did something heroic
a story from the past about a historical individual
a story from the past about a subject that was, or is believed to have been historical
a story handed down by tradition but loosely based on history
a story of uncertain historical basis transmitted from generation to generation and it remains in the human mind in the form of folk narrative and mythology
a story passed down from one generation to the next
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a story that has probable historical roots but has been told and retold, embellished and personalized to the individual and their culture
a story that may be partially or completely true about a hero or heroine
a story that mixes fact and fiction
a story that the generation in question rejected as fact BUT later re-appeared in other generations
a story told about history, but not limited to historical accuracy
a true story that has been transformed over time
A traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical but unauthenticated; a myth.
An improvable story, often including miraculous events, that can be tied to a relatively specific point in history. Macro-Algonquian A language phylum that may have been a living language during or soon after the Ice Age. Its earliest known territories are in the eastern United States. Included in this phylum are all of the Algonquian peoples as well as the Muskhogeans and the Ritwans (Wiyot and Yurok) of northwestern California. Macro-Penutian A language phylum that may have been a living language during or soon after the Ice Age. Its earliest territories may have been in southern Mexico. Famous ethnies of the Macro-Penutian phylum include the Maya, Nez Perce, and Chinook. Penutians occupied the entire central valley of California (Costanoan, Maidu, Miwok, Wintu, Yokuts, and Yukians).
A story that is passed down from earlier generations and is based in tradition rather than verifiable facts.
a tale or story that typically recounts great achievements that often reach heroic proportions. Such tales may be passed down for generations, or describe contemporary events. They may be completely accurate, factually based yet exaggerated, or entirely fictional. These varied approaches all illustrate different aspects of the folkloric process. The heroes or main characters of such tales are also known as legends. In Louisiana folk culture, historic figures such as Louis Armstrong are regarded as legends, with relatively little exaggeration of their life stories and accomplishments. Other figures, such as Jean Lafitte, or Marie Laveau, are also considered legends, but considerable misinformation and exaggeration surrounds them. There are also legendary supernatural figures such as the loup-garou that command belief in some circles.
a story handed down from earlier times
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A general term denoting stories about heroes, usually from the distant past, whose primary intent is not historical accuracy but entertainment, illustration, and instruction; some scholars consider certain of the ancestral accounts in Genesis, some stories of Moses in Exodus, as well as some stories about Elijah and Elisha, to be legends.
a story handed down from the past based on past events
a narrative supposedly based on fact, and told as true, about a person, place, or incident
Story, sometimes of a national or folk hero, which has a basis in fact but which also includes imaginative material.
A key to guide understanding, usually in list form, used as an accompaniment to or annotation on a blueprint or other drawing. The word has a more commonly used meaning- i.e., story, myth.
A story in which belief is an issue, often presented as part of a debate over "what really happened." The teller and audience may or may not believe a given legend, but the events in the tale are presented as if true. Many legends [often called belief legends] debate the existence of supernatural beings and forces: such legends may feature, for example, ghosts, werewolves, or angels. Many legends [often called historical legends] focus on and debate the deeds of famous (or infamous) figures such as Jean Lafitte and Bonnie and Clyde. Some tales, such as those concerning the ghosts said to guard treasure buried by Jean Lafitte, blend elements of both belief and historical legends.
Stories handed down through history about real people or events, although the details may be unlikely or exaggerated.
a non-historical or unverifiable story haded down by tradition from earlier times and popularly accepted as historical.
A legend (Latin, legenda, "things to be read") is a narrative of human actions that are perceived both by teller and listeners to take place within human history and to possess certain qualities that give the tale verisimilitude. Legend, for its active and passive participants, includes no happenings that are outside the realm of "possibility", defined by a highly flexible set of parameters, which may include miracles that are perceived as actually having happened, within the specific tradition of indoctrination where the legend arises, and within which it may be transformed over time, in order to keep it fresh and vital, and realistic.