Symeon Siuda
Symeon Siuda voted up Francois masse's answer

1. There's the unverifiable story handed down by tradition. (Beowulf, Hercules)

2. There's folk legends. Those mostly depict and explain a particular group's "do's & don'ts" and origin beliefs (scandinavian, native american, mayan, etc.)

3. There's the modern story based on old tales (modern/urban)

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Symeon Siuda
Symeon Siuda voted up Didge Doo's answer

In a sense, legends are a type of folklore. They're the stories that are told about the super-heroes of history (Robin Hood, Merlin, Arthur, Santa Claus and his flying reindeer, Aladdin, Sinbad and Nostradamus famous among them). Some of them were real people, some were based on real people, some were pure fiction.

Religion abounds with … Read more