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{adj: fabled, legendary} celebrated in fable or legend
"the fabled Paul Bunyan and his blue ox"
"legendary exploits of Jesse James"

{n: Aesop's fables} a collection of fables believed to have been written by the Greek storyteller Aesop

{n: Aesop} Greek author of fables (circa 620-560 BC)

{n: La Fontaine, Jean de La Fontaine} French writer who collected Aesop's fables and published them (1621-1695)

{n: bestiary} a medieval book (usually illustrated) with allegorical and amusing descriptions of real and fabled animals

{n: fable, parable, allegory, apologue} a short moral story (often with animal characters)

{n: fabrication, fiction, fable} a deliberately false or improbable account

{n: fabulist} a person who tells or invents fables

{n: legend, fable} a story about mythical or supernatural beings or events

{n: monitor, monitor lizard, varan} any of various large tropical carnivorous lizards of Africa and Asia and Australia; fabled to warn of crocodiles

{n: mythical being} an imaginary being of myth or fable

{v: assume, acquire, adopt, take on, take} take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
"His voice took on a sad tone"
"The story took a new turn"
"he adopted an air of superiority"
"She assumed strange manners"
"The gods assume human or animal form in these fables"

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