Legends - Facts and Fictions of Heroism, Romance, and Adventure

'Legends' offers a thoughtful and historical consideration of why characters such as Beowulf, King Arthur, and Robin Hood still have an impact today on music, fiction and film. Stories created hundreds of years ago still have the ability to stir the imagination. A personal view by Paula Kate Marmor, this web site provides access to primary source material and present day scholarship, personal essays and thoughtful reviews, as well as historical surveys and commentary to help explain why these, and other fictional characters, continue to shape our view on what it means to be a hero.