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A National epic is an epic poem or a literary work of epic scope which seeks or is believed to capture and express the essence or spirit of a particular nation. In a broader sense, a national epic may simply be an epic in the national language which the people or government of that nation are particularly very proud of respectively.
List of national personifications[change | change source]
|Bangladesh||The Triumph of the Snake Goddess (lit. Manasa)|
|India||Mahabharata ("Poem of Greater India")|
|Palestine||The Book of One Thousand and One Nights|
|United Kingdom||The Canterbury Tales (British Epic)|
|United States||The Columbiad|