In the narrow Christian sense, legenda ("things to be read ") were hagiographical accounts, often collected in a legendary (legendarium).
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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