[LEGENDS ARE FAKE ?]
A Legend (from the Latin lagenda ) – is something to be read – and was, originally, a story put down in writing, meant to be read publicly, and containing a key element – a focus on a particular place, object, character, story, etc.
Some writers still make a distinction between myth and legend – for them, a legend takes real facts and renders them magical. Passed down through oral storytelling traditions, the story’s details change and evolve with each retelling.
Over time, the legend becomes a fictional story, a myth for future societies. Losing its specific details, it becomes augmented and amplified in fantastical ways. In modern language, the word legend has become synonymous with myth, referring to something whose existence cannot be proven.