A legend is a
story of a hero.
hero is anyone who can
show courage when faced with a problem. A hero is a person who is able
to help another in various ways. A person can become a hero by saving
someone who is in danger. Another example of a hero is someone who is
there to help others and who gives people strength to face life's
difficulties. A hero can be someone who gave up his or her life so
another could live. A hero does not always have to show courage. He or
she can be afraid but still be a hero through his or her actions.
A legend is a story
that is based on fact, but the hero's deeds are
the story is retold. Johnny Appleseed is a legend
based on the life of a real person who lived during the 1700s and part of
the 1800s in what is now Ohio or what was then
known as the western frontier;
the land was not settled by people.
For more information about heroes and legends, visit www.americanfolklore.com.
It is a website that contains many of America's folktales, Native
American myths and legends and tall tales. You can read a story from
every state. You can read about famous characters such as Paul Bunyan,
Pecos Bill, Johnny Appleseed and many more!