A legend is usually defined as a nonhistorical or unverifiable story handed down by tradition from earlier times and popularly accepted as historical. It is generally agreed that many legends have some fragments of truth in them. However, the greater the span of time over which such a story is handed down, the greater the opportunity for exaggeration, distortion, and embellishment. This would be especially true in times prior to the invention of the printing press.
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