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The Difference Between Myths, Legends, and Fairy Tales

Myths, legends, fairy tales—we know them well, the stories we pass down from generation to generation. Add in folktales and fables, and you have yourself a plethora of names for the sort of stories people often lump under the same category. Yet each of these represents a story with its own distinct characteristics. The terms are not interchangeable. Editors and …