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7 Topic Pages Found in Mythology & Folklore and starting with the letter L
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Open Laocoön (Legendary character)
Laocoön (Legendary character)

Laocoon, a priest to either Apollo or Poseidon, figured prominently in the fall of Troy as the voice of caution whose efforts were frustrated by both


Traditional or undocumented genre of story about famous people, commonly religious in character and frequently posing problems of authenticity.

Open Leviathan

The name of a monster of the waters. In Job 41:1 and Psalm 74:14 it appears to refer to a crocodile, in Psalm 104:26 it is probably a whale and in

Open Lévi-Strauss, Claude
Lévi-Strauss, Claude

French anthropologist. He helped to formulate the principles of structuralism by stressing the interdependence of cultural systems and the way they

Open Loch Ness monster
Loch Ness monster

Prior to 1933, Loch Ness, a large expanse of fresh water – approximately 38.6 kilometres (24 miles) long, 1.61 kilometres (1 mile) wide and at least

Open Loki (Norse mythology)
Loki (Norse mythology)

Loki's nature . Loki (‘allure’ or ‘fire’; also known as Loder, Loke, Lokkju, Lopter and Lopti; German Loge), in Nordic myth, was both the oldest and

Lord's Supper

Protestant rite commemorating the Last Supper. In the Reformation the leaders generally rejected the traditional belief in the sacrament as a