Myth vs. Legend
Myth – (noun) any invented story, idea, or concept, imaginary thing or person; mythical stories often contain heroes or deities and explain a practice, rite, or natural phenomenon.
1. "In English class, we read about popular creation myths."
2. "Mythological creatures are usually pretty frightening to imagine."
Legend – (noun) a collection of stories about an admirable person or significant event, non-historical and unverifiable, yet handed down from tradition and accepted as historical;
2. (adj.) [legendary]
1. "I was told a legendary tale of heroics by a great captain during WWI."
2. "Have you ever heard of the legend of Sleepy Hollow?"
*Tip/Hint: A myth is usually pretend, and a legend may or may not be based on reality.
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