10/03/2010 11:05 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

10 Legendary Lakes (PHOTOS)

We've all heard about the Loch Ness monster in Scotland, but how many of us know the dramatic story behind Lake Kariba, Africa's largest man-made reservoir, or the "real" location of the El Dorado myth?

Myths and legends have excited and inspired human beings for generations. We've compiled a list of seven unique and beautiful lakes around the world, with stories of love and divine vengeance to match. Fair travels, seeker!

10 Legendary Lakes