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Myths & Legends

What is a Myth, Legend and Fable?

Myth - A traditional story of gods or heroes which tries to explain why people or things are like they are.

Legend - A traditional story based on truth but which has had bits added which has been passed on from person-to-person.

Fable - A short story which has been written to give a message


Myths & LegendsMyths & Legends
The British Isles is rich in myths, folktales and legends. Almost every town, city and village in Britain has its own special story, be it a Celtic Legend, Dark Age mystery, strange happening or fable.
Myths & Legends for KidsHistory for Kids - Myths & Legends
These poems, about people and creatures from myths and legends, make excellent bedtime stories for young children, or fun poems for older children.

Watch myths and legends

Literacy Shed - myths & LegendsLiteracy Shed - Myths & Legends
Watch videos of Myths & Legends and follow the suggested activites to explore the stories.

Storynory - Greek MythsStorynory - Greek Myths
Listen to free audio stories on Greek Myths.

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Crazy Camelot CapersJackanory Junior - Crazy Camelot Capers
Kris Marshall reads two stories from Arthurian legend, reset into comic verse. When King Uther dies, it's not clear who the next King should be, so the wise wizard Merlin sets up a test with a magic sword.
Animals, Myths & LegendsAnimals, Myths & Legends
Stories from arround the world. Explore them and find out how the Kangroo got his tail, how Coyote made people and what happened to the ungrateful tiger.
Mr Donn - Stories, Myths, LegendsMr Donn - Stories, Myths, Legends
Read the ancient myths & folktales. Stories from Africa, Ancient Greek, Native American, Ancient China, Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Rome, Egypt and more.

Places to visit

Visit EnglandVisit England- Myths, legends & tales
Feel your spine tingle when you stand in the presence of these myths and legends in truly awe-inspiring places.

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