The main heroes of legends depend on the history of the country. In Poland, apart from legednds everybody knows, each region has its own legends. European stories have many similar characters, they are: devils, dragons, princesses, kings, beautiful women, nymphs. In these legends, dragons, devils with all the pros and cons predominate, beautiful women who are princesses, nymphs. Characters from legends are present in different countries, and one can see similarities in their image and character. They are good and bad characters. In every legend the devil is cunning, destructive and deceitful, while a man shows courage or cunning. People seem strong and mature, but they also make mistakes. For this reason, not all characters in European legends are respected and considered good. Dragons are monsters full of evil and hatred, die defeated by brave warriors. Characters from legends are also the founders of cities and countries. There are many such examples. In Poland, the king associated with Krakow is King Krak, in Lithuanian legends, the founder of Vilnius is Prince Giedymin.