Armed forces

Military units

* Roman Legion
* The Theban Legion – a Roman Legion whose members, under a long-lasting tradition, were massacred for their Christian belief
* Legion of the United States, an early United States land force
* Hampton's Legion, a combined arms force of the Confederate States Army recruited and led by Wade Hampton III in the American Civil War.
* Foreign legion
* Nauvoo Legion, a militia playing a significant part in early Mormon history
* The Arab Legion ("al-Jaysh al-Arabī") was the regular army of Transjordan, predecessor of the present Jordanian Army.
* Condor Legion, unit of "volunteers" from the German Luftwaffe serving with the Nationalist side during the Spanish Civil War.
* International Legion - founded by Garibaldi
* Mickiewicz's Legion - Polish exiles fighting in 1848 Italy
* SS-Legion - Military units of Waffen-SS.
* Irish Legion - the Irish Legion (French:Legion irlandaise) was originally created for a proposed invasion of Ireland.
* La Legion Noire (The black Legion) in the French Revolutionary Army


* Légion d'honneur (France)
* Philippine Legion of Honor
* Legion of Merit (USA)

Veterans' organizations

* American Legion, an organization of United States veterans
* Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, a post-Civil War fraternity of loyal service members
* American Legion Auxiliary, a woman's service organization affiliated with the American Legion
* The Royal British Legion
* Royal Canadian Legion


* "HMS Legion (1914)", a Royal Navy ship sunk in 1921
* "HMS Legion (G74)", a Royal Navy ship sunk in 1941
* "USS American Legion (AP-35)"


* Battle of the City of Legion

Pop culture


* "Legion Arena", a computer game released in 2005
* "", a Playstation 2 game released in 2002
* Alpha Legion in the fictional universe of "Warhammer 40,000"
* A recurring enemy in the "Castlevania" video game series
* Legion, central villain of the 1999 video game Shadow Man
* LEGION, the Nod AI seen from the player's perspective in
* "Legions of the Damned", demons in ""

Film and television

* Legion the monster, seen in the film "Gamera 2: Attack of Legion"
* Legion of Super Heroes (animated series), inspired by the DC Comics superhero team
* Legion (Red Dwarf episode)

Literature and comic books

* "Legion", a novel by William Peter Blatty
* Legion of Super-Heroes, a DC comics superhero team
* "L.E.G.I.O.N.", a DC Comics title.
* Legion, an antihero in Marvel Comics.
* Legion, a supervillain in DC Comics.
* , a comic book series.
* Legion of Space Series, science fiction series by Jack Williamson.
* The Legion of Space, a novel in the Legion of Space Series by Jack Williamson.
* The Legion of Time, stories by Jack Williamson.
* Legion (Warhammer 40,000), a Horus Heresy novel by Dan Abnett, published by Black Library (Games Workshop).
* Legion a play by Hal Corley.
* Legion, a one-shot horror comic written by Salvador Sanz and published by IDW
* "The Misplaced Legion", "An Emperor for the Legion", "The Legion of Videssos" and "The Swords of the Legion" - a fantasy series by Harry Turtledove known collectively as "The Videssos Cycle".
* The Book of Luke in the New Testament mentions "Legion" as a personification of The Devil (Luke 8:30).


* "Legion", an album by Deicide
* Legion, Swedish vocalist of black metal
* Legion Records
* "Legion" is a song by VNV Nation from the album "Empires".
* "Legion" is a song by Junkie XL from the album Big Sounds of the Drags.
* "Legion", a New Zealand Thrash Metal Band
* Legion, a hardcore rap group out of the Bronx, New York, USA.


* Legion Field, a stadium in Birmingham, Alabama
* Legion Park, a stadium in Great Falls, Montana
* Legion Sports Complex, a complex in Wilmington, North Carolina
* Legion Stadium, the main stadium in the Legion Sports Complex
* Legion State Park
* Colchester Legion Stadium, a stadium in Truro, Nova Scotia


* A number 3,000-6,000
* Legion (biology)
* Legion (demon) (also The Gadarene demon) in the New Testament
* Legion (software), a computer software system
* Legion Interactive, an Australian telecommunications company
* Racine Legion, an American football team
* The Romanian version of a fascist movement, the Iron Guard, was founded as the "Legion of the Archangel Michael"
** Legionary Romania or National Legionary State, terms used sometimes for the period of Romanian history when the above dominated the country's politics
** "Legionnairism", fascist idelogy professed by far-right Romanians claiming heritage of the above (see Noua Dreaptă).
* Legionary ant or Army ant, particularly aggressive types of ant
* Legion of Christ (contemporary religious organization)
* Legion of Mary ( _la. Legio Mariae), an association of Catholic laity
* Legionella
* "Legion" is the alternate name of Anonymous, group participating in various cyber and real-life activities.

ee also

* My name is Legion

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