ENGLISH – STORIES – MYTHS & LEGENDS
Learning Objective: To understand what myths and legends are and their
importance in different cultures.
Myths and a legends are often confused. They are both traditional stories,
however they are two different things. A myth is a traditional story that
explains something unknown normally with supernatural elements. A legend
is a traditional story that people may regard as being true but hasn’t been
historically authenticated. Simply: a myth is definitely fictional, a legend has
basis in fact and could be true.
Wales has a rich heritage of magical and mystical tales. Here is a range,
including the Mabinogion, Gelert, and profiles of famous bards and writers.