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Urban Legend

I need a legend that is not considered a “true urban legend”?

I am writing an English paper and I need to write about a legend that does not fit the criteria to be an urban legend. Any help would be appreciated.

Robin Hood is an heroic outlaw in English folklore. A highly skilled archer and swordsman, he is known for “robbing from the rich and giving to the poor,” assisted by a group of fellow outlaws known as his “Merry Men.” Robin and many of his men wore Lincoln greenclothes.

There are many songs and stories about him, starting in medieval times, and continuing through more modern literature, films, and television series. In the earliest sources Robin Hood is a commoner, but he was often later portrayed as an aristocrat, wrongfully dispossessed of his lands and made into an outlaw.