These goos are from the Legends category, people famous for their part in folklore, mythology, or other well-known tales. Browse another way.

Alexander Selkirk

They say no man is an island, but this man spent four years proving otherwise. Go »

Calamity Jane

It would be a disaster if I tried to sing about this legend of the frontier. Go »

Catherine Douglas

Body parts aren't meant to take the place of door locks, even if a king's life hangs in the balance. Go »

Countess Bathory

Hungary's bloodiest murderess met her match in David Dawson. Go »

Davy Crockett

Pioneer, patriot, soldier, trapper, explorer, state legislator, congressman, martyred at the Alamo. 1786-1836. Go »

Doc Holliday

This gunslinger, gambler, adventurer, and legend of the Old West wouldn't have had such an exciting life if he'd stuck to his nickname and been a dentist. Go »

Gilgamesh

If this Kiengien god-king had his way, this goo would never expire. Go »

Grace Sherwood

not even Robin Hood would cross this witch Go »

Griselda Steevens

She had the heart of an angel to build a hospital, but folklore says she had the face of a Piglet. Go »

Hachiko

The story of a commuter's best friend has become an iconic tale in Japan, where loyalty is a virtue. Go »

Helen

A thousand ships set sail for war over the beauty of this daughter of the king of gods. Go »

Hua Mulan

When it's time to take your father's place in the Army, you don't let a little thing like gender (or a dragon voiced by Eddie Murphy) stand in your way. Go »

Imhotep

This doctor became a deity when his pharaoh declared it so. He also became a mummy when Universal Studios declared it so. Go »

Inalchuq

Be careful that you don't try to steal from Mongolians, or you might end up like the Beggar King that died in Vaes Dothrak. Go »

Jazbo Brown

Jazz might have been named after this Mississippi delta blues musician, if he actually existed. Go »

John Henry

This goo been on workin' on the railroad, all the short-lived day. Go »

Johnny Appleseed

his teachings took root across the Midwest Go »

Joseph Campbell

This scholar's powerful knowledge of the field was, well, legendary and mythic. Go »

King Arthur

Getting a Golden Imelda on this goo is probably harder than finding the Holy Grail. Who's the king? Go »

Lady Godiva

This naked noblewoman gave new meaning to the phrase "riding bareback." Go »

Lady Liberty

Yet another European who settled in New York, she turns the world green with envy. Go »

Miyamoto Musashi

This dueling swordsman and collector of five rings remains big in Japan to this day. Go »

Paul Revere

Listen my friends of Longfellow's write
Which was mostly a lie of this fellow's flight Go »

Pocahontas

Her singing kid-friendly songs with talking forest animals is probably more historically accurate than John Smith's tall tale of her saving his life. Go »

Rob Roy MacGregor

He's been many things: A criminal, a folk hero, a town in Iowa, an operetta, a whiskey drink, and Liam Neeson. Go »

Santa Claus

It wouldn't be Christmas without this goo. Go »

Sarah Winchester

If you have to share a house with the ghosts of your husband's shooting victims, you may as well make it a weird one. Go »

Tiamat

This baby alone ain't no Eartha Kitt. Go »

Vlad Ţepeş

Don't feel sheepish if you get stuck on this real-life Dracula. Go »

William Wallace

This brave Scottish folk hero had the heart to lead his people against English invasion. Go »

William Wallace

If this goo were real, he'd be 7 feet tall, shoots fireballs from his eyes and bolts of lightning from his arse. Go »