In the narrow Christian sense, legenda ("things to be read ") were hagiographical accounts, often collected in a legendry.
Because saints' lives are often included many miracle stories, legend in a wider sense came to refer to any story that is set in a historical context but that contains supernatural or fantastic elements.
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“The seven deadly sins: Want of money, bad health, bad temper, chastity, family ties, knowing that you know things, and believing in the Christian religion.”
—Samuel Butler (18351902)