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    I have teeth, but can be chewed.

    I alone am worshipped, but those who wield me are too.

    I reside among legends, but a myth I am not.

What am I?

Edit: Huge apologies as I was using yield and not wield. I think that may have been what was throwing some people off.

Hint:

The one you would bite is not physically the same as the one you would wield.

Hint 2:

The concept of wielding is important - don't disregard it as other answers have.

Hint 3:

In the past I was worshiped symbolically not physically - but not in modern day

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    $\begingroup$ You should hold off the hints. There are people from some countries who haven't yet seem the riddle. $\endgroup$ – Techidiot Feb 24 '17 at 20:14
  • $\begingroup$ Gotcha - I'll edit them out and save them for a bit later $\endgroup$ – n_plum Feb 24 '17 at 20:15
  • $\begingroup$ Though note that they are still in your edit history and can be viewed... $\endgroup$ – boboquack Feb 24 '17 at 21:35
  • $\begingroup$ Well if people really wanted to see them still they can go into that, I don't know how to remove them from that. I'll add the hints back in later if it's not answered.. People haven't been quite on track so far $\endgroup$ – n_plum Feb 24 '17 at 21:42
  • $\begingroup$ Really sorry to people who appropriately thought of yield with their scenario, while some thought of wield - I edited the question to reflect the change. :/ $\endgroup$ – n_plum Feb 24 '17 at 22:37

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Second try since the 'yield' line was changed to 'wield':

You are searching for a...

Trident

I have teeth, but can be chewed.

The three spikes are the teeth, Trident chewing gum

I alone am worshipped, but those who wield me are too.

Its a precious weapon. And the god Poseidon is whorshipped.

I reside among legends, but a myth I am not.

Well a god might be a legend, but the item sure isn't

 
 
My first try, OLD ANSWER: I go with:

GOLD

I have teeth,

Gold grillz

but can be chewed.

Gold is a kinda easy to bend metal. So some people bite it, to see, if it's real Athletes chewing gold medal

I alone am worshipped, but those who yield me are too.

Gold digger

I reside among legends, but a myth I am not.

Funerary goods. Like in a Pharaoh's grave.

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    $\begingroup$ @n_palum I added another answer $\endgroup$ – Tobi Obeck Feb 25 '17 at 9:17
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    $\begingroup$ You might like to add a separate answer: your second guess fits much better. $\endgroup$ – pb8330 Feb 25 '17 at 9:37
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    $\begingroup$ @pb8330 Does it make a difference? I would just leave it as it is. $\endgroup$ – Tobi Obeck Feb 25 '17 at 9:43
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    $\begingroup$ People might like to up-vote one and not the other (but it's fine either way). $\endgroup$ – pb8330 Feb 25 '17 at 9:44
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    $\begingroup$ I agree with @pb8330. Best leave it as it is for now, but in future you should definitely add a new answer rather than editing an existing one. $\endgroup$ – Pharap Feb 25 '17 at 17:49
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Are you:

a Key?

I have teeth,

Keys used to open doors have teeth

but can be chewed.

These same Keys are 'bit' to create their unique shape

I alone am worshipped, but those who yield me are too.

The 'Key' as in the ultimate answer, and those who provide them, are often worshipped

I reside among legends, but a myth I am not.

'Legend' as in the kind on a map, also called a 'Key'

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  • $\begingroup$ Hmm I really like this one too, but alas not what I am going for. Interesting take on chewed, but not correct. $\endgroup$ – n_plum Feb 24 '17 at 19:22
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How about:

A crown

I have teeth, but can be chewed.

A tooth with a chip may be given a crown, but like Tobi said about gold, it can be chewed.

I alone am worshipped, but those who yield me are too.

In countries, like England, with a royal family. The family/lineage is called the crown and it is sometimes thought of as its own entity. Also, people that wear crowns may be worshipped.

I reside among legends, but a myth I am not.

Crowns often appear in legends, but real rulers can also wear them.

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  • $\begingroup$ Another clever response, seems to be a trend thinking about gold stuff. But not what I am going for still. $\endgroup$ – n_plum Feb 24 '17 at 19:10
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My partial answer so far:

gum

I have teeth

anatomically, teeth are in your gums.

but can be chewed.

chewing gum

I alone am worshipped, but those who yield me are too.

???

I reside among legends, but a myth I am not.

google says there is legend gum (legendgum.com)

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  • $\begingroup$ Another interesting approach, you're half in the right direction is all I will say. But not right $\endgroup$ – n_plum Feb 24 '17 at 22:31
  • $\begingroup$ Kind of like the Night at the Museum movie. You dum dum, me want gum gum. $\endgroup$ – mbomb007 Feb 24 '17 at 22:49
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So I'm coming up with

Truth

I have teeth, but can be chewed.

This is somewhat of a stretch, but the truth has teeth in the sense that it has power, and many people have "chewed over" (pondered) it.

I alone am worshipped, but those who yield me are too.

Almost all religions are in some way a search for truth, and people who discover truths are usually praised.

I reside among legends, but a myth I am not.

Most legends have a kernel of truth to them, but by definition the truth is not a myth.

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  • $\begingroup$ Hmmm.. Interesting thoughts but no not what I was looking for. $\endgroup$ – n_plum Feb 24 '17 at 21:32
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Are you

The american Bison

I have teeth, but can be chewed.

Bison have teeth, also are eaten.

I alone am worshiped, but those who yield me are too

Native Americans worshiped the bison, those who yield one (warriors) are celebrated, perhaps worshiped

I reside among legends, but a myth I am not

Bison are legends of the wild american past but are not mythical beasts

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  • $\begingroup$ Nope not it, but I another good thought process. $\endgroup$ – n_plum Feb 24 '17 at 22:32
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I am:

A good law

I have teeth:

A good law can be enforced and has teeth.

I am worshiped:

A good law is revered which a form of worship. Those who yield to a law are also revered because they support their society.

I reside among legends, but a myth I am not:

Some laws are remembered to apply to things which they do not or have legendary abilities. There are good laws therefore good laws are not mythical.

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  • $\begingroup$ No not really, kinda stretching some of those $\endgroup$ – n_plum Feb 24 '17 at 22:45
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Are you

A pencil

I have teeth, but can be chewed

Having teeth as in tooth marks upon it? People chew on pencils when nervous.

I alone am worshipped, but those who wield me are too

Pencils (or writing tools) are worshipped in some cultures, writers are worshipped too.

I reside among legends, but a myth I am not

In the context that legendary writers must have used pencils once, but the object itself is not mythical.

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  • $\begingroup$ Interesting but not what I am going for. $\endgroup$ – n_plum Feb 25 '17 at 1:34
  • $\begingroup$ I'd say that in any case, you can't rely on pencils having teeth as having tooth marks, if you're already saying they've been chewed. $\endgroup$ – boboquack Feb 25 '17 at 2:48
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, was a long shot that one. $\endgroup$ – aksh1t Feb 25 '17 at 2:58
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Are you

A sports trophy (used by boxers and other fighters)

I have teeth, but can be chewed.

Trophies get plated or chipped with the winner's name.

I alone am worshipped, but those who yeild me are too

Trophies are sought after, and are given to the victor yielded by the previous champion

I reside among legends, but a myth I am not

Athletes are legends to some degree, and their prizes are real.

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    $\begingroup$ Nope. You can't chew that or any variation of it really. $\endgroup$ – n_plum Feb 24 '17 at 20:34
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The answer is

power.

I have teeth

as in, can cause consequences.

Can be chewed

power food, or some kind of brand name. (Seems there's a chewing gum as well as some sort of power gum fishing line?) Power itself is what many people seek above all else and powerful people are held in awe. Legends often deal with people or items of great power, but power itself is real.

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Are you...

A dog

I have teeth, but can be chewed.

A dog has teeth, and can be eaten.

I alone am worshipped, but those who wield me are too.

Dogs are worshipped in some religions. From wikipedia: "...The dogs are worshipped as a part of a five-day Tihar festival..." Also, 'wield' can be defined as: have and be able to use (power or influence), so dogs can be wielded

I reside among legends, but a myth I am not.

Many famous figures have dogs, one noteworthy person being the queen of England. Here is a Quora article about other famous people who have dogs.

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  • $\begingroup$ Interesting, but the answer was already revealed :) $\endgroup$ – n_plum Feb 26 '17 at 22:22

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