English JSSCE Notes

Myths And Legends ( African And Non African Tales)

Myths and legends refers to any highly imaginative concept or narrative and usually full of falsehood and incredibility

Myths: Myths are folktales that are religious and explain the universe and its inhabitants. Such stories are considered true both by the narrator and the audience and tell of the creation and regulation of the word.

Legend: Legends are folk history, and even when dealing with religious subject matter differ from myth in that, they tell about what has happened in the world after the period of its creation is over. They are believed by both narrator and audience and covered a variety of subject: saints, werewolves, ghosts, and other supernatural creatures: adventures of real heroes and heroine.


  1. What is legend and myths?
  2. Differentiate between legend and myths.

Weekend Assignment:

  1. Write a letter to your father telling him the new development in your school.
  2. Write ten sentences containing five adverb phrases and five adjective phrases.

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