List of world folk-epics

World folk-epics are those epics which are not just literary masterpieces but also an integral part of the weltanschauung of a people. They were originally oral literatures, which were later written down by either single author or several writers.

African languagesEdit

  • Bayajidda, a West African epic
  • Eri, a West African epic
  • Lianja, a Central African epic
  • Oduduwa, a West African epic
  • Silamaka, a West African epic
  • Epic of Sundiata, a West African epic

American languagesEdit

Asian languagesEdit

European languagesEdit

See alsoEdit