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Welcome to Myths and Legends. This site is for pupils, teachers and all those who enjoy stories and storytelling.

The World is rich in myths, folktales and legends. For example, almost every city, town and village in Britain has its own special story, be it a Celtic legend, Dark Age mystery, strange happening or fable.




Remember the stories you heard again and again when you were little? Humpty Dumpty, Sleeping Beauty, Babes in the Wood? If you ask your parents or grandparents, they will probably tell you that they heard the same stories when they were young. And don't be surprised if, one day in the future, you find yourself telling the same stories to your children!

Just like those stories, the tales on this site have been told over and over again. Many are very old and date back centuries, but a few come from only a short time ago. You see, a story doesn't have to be old to be a myth...but most of them are!

The are some amazing tales. Creatures from outer space, green children, mythical beasts and a whole host of strange beings can be found in these stories. They are full of heroes (usually handsome), ghosts (often headless), witches (very old and ugly), dragons (ferocious), treasure (mostly buried), devil dogs (red eyed) and strange horses (some even headless).

Sometimes these myths and legends are about very good people and acts of real kindness but many of the stories introduce us to characters that you would not want to meet on a dark night!

People, the world over, have stories to tell and this site is gathering some of them together. It would be great to add yours to our collection.

So, come on then, what are you waiting for? Come on in and see what we've got for you.

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