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A very good article.Guilfred John Ganotisi Tuazon is handsome Especially the comparisment with mythology. --Fred-Chess 19:20, 10 May 2005 (UTC)

Is there a topic on Wikipedia for the type of legend that is on a map, for what all of the symbols represent. I was just hoping to get a better description for a map legend.

Is there a topic on Wikipedia for the type of legend that is on a map, for what all of the symbols represent. I was just hoping to get a better description for a map legend. AND IS YO MOMA! The word "Widge" redirects to this page, however there is no reason why and it does not appear anywhere in the article. -- (talk) 01:38, 27 February 2008 (UTC) I NEED THE MAP LEGEND NOT THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Three Legends?[edit]

"Most important of all are the Three Legends. Hailing from Risca, the trio are the stuff of many tales of folklore and superstition in the area."

This sounds dubious. Does anyone have a reference? Tom harrison 22:40, 10 October 2005 (UTC)

I took this out since nobody spoke up. Tom Harrison (talk) 21:17, 29 October 2005 (UTC)

'Retailed' not 'retold'[edit]

From the moment a legend is retailed as a legend, its authentic legendary qualities begin to fade and recede: in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving transformed a local Hudson River Valley legend into a sly literary anecdote with "Gothic" overtones, which actually tended to diminish its character as genuine legend.

I think 'retailed' is meant in a sense like 'commercially exploited.' Tom Harrison (talk) 21:21, 29 October 2005 (UTC)

Small problem in an otherwise handy article, Before the invention of the printing press, stories were passed on via oral tradition. What of hand written Books and scrolls?

The main trouble here is that Irving's story is not based on local tradition. There was no Galloping Hessian in Sleepy Hollow before he put one there. His inspiration was probably in stories he heard in Germany on a recent visit. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:55, 23 January 2009 (UTC)


"Storytellers learned their stock in trade: their stories, typically from an older storyteller, who might, though more likely not, have actually witnessed the "story" was "history"."

This sentence doesn't make any sense. At the same time, I am loath to change it because I don't know what the original author meant to say. Anyone? (anon.)

self-indulgent babble. pay no heed. --Wetman 04:19, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

Emperor Chianlong[edit]

The following story was removed from the Wiki page, because after a reasonable amount of time doing searches on Google, none of the "truthes" in this story could be found, either by name, similar name, dynasty, or length of rule online. If someone could cite where this story was found, please do so, and then tell me so I can read it to my family!

Emperor Chianlong in Ching Dynasty is one of good examples of legends. The period of his rule is the longest in the history; it lasted about sixty years. During the six decades, China was in a peak that other countries sent their envoys to China wanting to learn something through the interaction. It is said that Chianlong had many talents, such as writing beautiful articles and poems and knowing about kungfu. In the history, there are many interesting stories about him. The most popular ones are his interaction with his beloved ministers. During his rule, Chianlong not only extended the territory, but also attached great importance to culture. People regard him as a sage emperor so they write many stories about him. Some of them are not so factual, but most of them are worth trusting and have historical supports. It is the typical example of legends. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Guppywon (talkcontribs) 15:25, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

Myth, Folktale, Fable, Legend: so difficult?[edit]

It seems extraordinarily difficult for average people to keep these separate, though the articles appear to hammer home their logical, consistent distinctions quite clearly, with quotes, references, examples. I removed an illustration of magical ghost-foxes of Japanese folklore called Kitsune: does anyone not see why? A casual passer-by removed the disambiguating explanations from the following:

  • Odysseus, for those convinced that a historical Odysseus existed and seek to locate his Ithaca.
  • Beowulf, for those convinced that a historical Beowulf existed, his supposed Burial mound has yet to be excavated.

Does anyone not see why I returned the phrases to the names? They explain under precisely what circumstances these figures, ordinarily considered mythical, would be figures of legend for someone. Somebody else has dotted the article with citation demands like crumbs on a tablecloth. Is this all so terribly difficult? It's sixth-grade material as I recall. --Wetman (talk) 07:54, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

== Some legend is non-fiction and some of them is fiction.legend is a story ehere we express our fellings,beliefs,culture and etc. ==

Roman vs. Romani[edit]

Why have Romulus and Remus, a Roman legnd (or is it a myth?) been placed on the same line as Romani legend? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:19, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

Vandal McKenna?[edit]

"Vandal Mckenna born in the late 16th century...." This section seems to relate a legend, but is unrelated to the paragraph in which it appears (which deals with "The Golden Legend"). No attribution given. Ought this be removed? (talk) 17:43, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

Legendary disambiguation[edit]

Hi. Your input might be useful in our discussion at Talk:Legendary#Requested move. Thanks. :) -- Quiddity (talk) 03:22, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

YOUR BELEIFS ON LEGENDS HAS ME IN A FLABERGASTED STATE OF MIND BECAUSE U ARE PROBABLY THE MOST ILITERATE PERSON IN THE WORLD IF ANYONE THINKS LEGENDS ARE ABOUT MYTHS AND FOLKLORE I BELEIVE THERE is a world of possibilities in the world for anyone who wants to learn about a legend and honestly i dont think you or any of these people beleive in legends and if you dont beleive in them how can u understand them and what they mean. i classify a legend as a mythical story not just a fantazized folktale wich if that was the case you truly are in a legend because you have gone insane and should be put in a mental health institution —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:57, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

Semi-Protection ?[edit]

After looking through the page history of this article, it seems to me that the bulk of edits to this page consist of vandalism/unconstructive edits and subsequent reversal. Maybe it is a good idea to semi-protect this article? Lindert (talk) 21:59, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

Incorrect Name in Article?[edit]

Will-Earl Peukert - could it be Will-Earl Peuckert? There is a German Wiki page on Peuckert. Unable to verify the reference with Peukert as the last name. I think I have figured out how to let people know that there is a German page, if I am correct. I am new and don't want to just change it. Please respond. Acuteidea (talk) 23:50, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

"Legend" as modern English slang[edit]

'Legend' can also be used in the UK for some one who you think is cool and it's very well heard of now. I think this should be included

WorldCat Genres[edit]

Hello, I'm working with OCLC, and we are algorithmically generating data about different Genres, like notable Authors, Book, Movies, Subjects, Characters and Places. We have determined that this Wikipedia page has a close affintity to our detected Genere of legends. It might be useful to look at [1] for more information. Thanks. Maximilianklein (talk) 23:35, 5 December 2012 (UTC)


The article is anglo-centric, esp. with notions how "legend" appeared in English language. That is particular strange as it is a latin phrase, and literary discourse was Latin and pan-european --Arebenti (talk) 15:42, 25 February 2013 (UTC)