1 well-known story
ADJ. ancient | Greek, Roman, etc. | local
VERB + LEGEND become, pass into The story of how she was rescued has already passed into legend. | tell (sb) He told us the legend of the ghostly horseman.
LEGEND + VERB live on The legend of his supernatural origins lives on.
PREP. according to ~ According to ancient legend, the river is a goddess. | in (a/the) ~ There have always been stories of human giants in Celtic legend and mythology. | ~ about legends about the Vikings | ~ of The story is part of the ancient legend of King Arthur.
PHRASES legend has it that … Legend has it that the Bridge of Sighs got its name from the cries of prisoners being led across it. | myths and legends the myths and legends of Mexico | the subject of legend The unusual shell has long been the subject of legend.
2 famous person/event
ADJ. living pop stars who become living legends | basketball, motoring, racing, sporting, etc.