According to Podictionary, the word ago comes from the tale of Guy of Warwick (something I did not know). And, if you think Guy of Warwick seems a lot of Havelock the Dane, you aren't the first one to think that.
We've always loved the Horatio Alger myth. Be virtuous and hardworking, and you'll get to marry the princess.
I'm finally finding time to blog again! I've missed it!