Legends Amoung Us
Legend is a narrative of human actions that are perceived both by teller and listeners to take within human history and to possess certain qualities that give the tale verisimilitude.
Legend for it’s active and participants includes no happenings that are outside the realm of “possibilty”, defined bu a highly flexible set of parameters, which may include miracles that are perceived as actually having happened, within the specific tradition of indoctrination where legend arises, and within which it may be transformed over time, in order to keep it freash and vital and realistic.
The world is full of stories about mythical creatures, legendary beasts, and supernatural and god-like beings. For thousands of years, humans everywhere—sometimes inspired by living animals or even fossils—have brought mythic creatures to life in stories, songs, and works of art. Today these creatures, from the powerful dragon to the soaring phoenix, continue to thrill, terrify, entertain, and inspire us. Some, such as the Loch Ness Monster or Sasquatch, continue to be “sighted” and sought to this day.
While the origins of these fabulous creatures are varied, and often disputed, they have played significant roles in human society, and have served to stimulate the imagination and desire that is ingrained in human nature to experience more than this physical world. Whether they truly exist in physical form is indeed secondary to their existence in the minds of so many people throughout the world and through history.