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Oct 21 2010
1 Beowulf, an Anglo-Saxon epic written in Old English 14905
2 Odyssey, a Greek epic] 12131
3 Iliad, a Greek epic 10958
4 Epic of Gilgamesh, the oldest epic of the world from Mesopotamia and the Mediterranean world 7484
5 Journey to the West (also known as "Monkey"), a Chinese novel 7228
6 Ramayana, a Sanskrit epic from India 6721
7 Mahabharata, a Sanskrit epic from India; known as Bharathayudha in Indonesia 6682
8 Aeneid, a Roman epic 4632
9 Romance of the Three Kingdoms, a Chinese novel 2621
10 Nibelungenlied, a German epic poem 1193
11 Kalevala, a Finnish epic 1028
12 Mabinogion, a Welsh epic 786
13 Edda, a collection of Icelandic poems 421
14 Cana an American Spanish epic 346
15 Prince Marko, a Serbian epic 305
16 Epic of King Gesar, a Tibetan epic, generally considered the longest in the world. 210
17 The Tale of Igor's Campaign, a Slavic epic 208
18 Sundiata an African epic 156
19 Hinilawod an epic of the Panay-Bukidnons of the Visayas, Central Philippines. 123
20 Kalevipoeg, an Estonian epic 111
21 Book of Dede Korkut an epic from Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Turcomans of Iraq and other Turkic nations 106
22 Bylina, a Russian epic. A bylina is analogous to a short saga, not an epic. Furthermore it the word for a kind of story rather than a title. 103
23 David of Sasun, Armenian national epic about war for freedom against Arabs in 9th century 64
24 Siri epic in Tulu language from Karnataka, India 51
25 Kutadgu Bilig an epic from Central Asia, Uighurs and other Turkic nations 46
26 Bidasari a Malay epic 42
27 Alpamysh; all of Central Asia 29
28 Klei khan Y Dam San, an epic of Ede people in Central Highland (Tay Nguyen), Vietnam. 11
29 Táin Bó Cúailnge, an Irish epic 8
30 Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire an Irish lament 6
31 Annanmar Kathai the story of the brothers, a Tamil epic of the Kongu Nadu region 5
32 Silamaka a Western African epic 5
33 Darangen an epic from the Maranao people of Mindanao, Philippines 5
34 Lianja a central African epic 5
35 Tunkashila an American Indian epic 5
36 Biag ni Lam-Ang(Life of Lam-Ang) an epic of the Ilocanos of Northern Luzon, Philippines < 5
37 Nagarakertagama an Indonesian epic < 5
38 Volsunga saga, a Scandinavian saga < 5
39 On Jerusalem an epic written in Greek based on the Old Testament characters of Abraham, Isaac and Joseph < 5
40 Silappadhikaram a South Indian epic < 5
41 Njál's saga, an Icelandic saga < 5
42 Manas an epic from Kyrgyzstan < 5
43 Zoraje, a Slovene epic < 5
44 Shahnama a Persian epic < 5
45 Lāčplēsis, a Latvian epic < 5
46 Heike Monogatari (The Tale of the Heike), a Japanese epic < 5
47 Ibong Adarna, a Tagalog epic. < 5
48 The Book of One Thousand and One Nights a collection of stories from mostly Persian and Arabic sources < 5
49 Cikli i Kreshnikëve, an Albanian epic < 5
50 Sepha Khun Chang Khun Phaen, a Thai epic < 5
51 Koroglu an epic from Azerbaijan and Turkey < 5


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