So, I was on the way home with my best friend today and we were discussing the 'heroes' of our country. By heroes, we mean people of myth and legend that were especially awesome, however, it was only after a short while that I realised that England doesn't really have all that many. After we'd shot off the few names we could come up with, we moved on to trying to call out of memory, other countries heroes...Suffice to say, we didn't get many other than the more publicisized legends such as Sinbad and the like.
Who are your countries heroes of myth and legend and what's the story behind them?
Englands would be Sir Lancelot and King Arthur. The origins behind the 'Excalibur' myth.
Ireland would be the story of Caladbolg, the sword able to cut through mountains (Though from memory, I cannot remember who wielded such.)