From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is a stub and thus not approved.
Main Article
Related Articles  [?]
Bibliography  [?]
External Links  [?]
Citable Version  [?]
This editable Main Article is under development and not meant to be cited; by editing it you can help to improve it towards a future approved, citable version. These unapproved articles are subject to a disclaimer.

A legend is a narrative historical tale, with human protagonists. It is distinguished from fable, fantasy and myth, although, as legends develop, they may acquire elements of these. A story does not have to be proven in order to be a legend, but it does have to be generally believable. Being based on specific humans who can reasonably be thought to have existed, or on known historical events, helps to distinguish legend from myth.