Myths are generally considered to be traditional stories whose importancelies in their significance, like the myth of the Fall in Eden; whereaslegends can be merely famous deeds, like the legend of Davy Crockett. Incommon usage “myth” usually implies fantasy. Enrico Caruso was alegendary tenor, but Hogwarts is a mythical school. Legends may or maynot be true. But be cautious about using “myth” to mean “untrue story”in a mythology, theology, or literature class, where teachers can bequite touchy about insisting that the true significance of a myth liesnot in its factuality but in its meaning for the culture which producesor adopts it.