Both Myths and Legends tell traditional stories about a very distant past.
Myths center on religious or supernatural material. They try to explain the great mysteries of the human experience, such as the origins of life, the existence of evil, and the shape of the universe.
Legends, on the other hand, are more historically based. Although these stories may contain exaggerated, magical, or supernatural elements, they are set in a particular time and place, and they focus on people who may have existed.
The Arthurian legends, the body of stories about the king - were passed on orally both in England and in France.
As different storytellers recounted these and other tales over and over again, each person added their own slight variation, and the content of the legend probably shifted.