A disease caused by parasites that make plants and trees wither and die.
A long narrative poem that recounts, in formal language, the exploits of a larger-than-life hero.
A willingness to please, be gracious, or be courteous.
A form of writing created in modern day for the purpose of entertaining children.
The hero is often weak, but extremely intelligent.
The hero is extremely modest, and boasting was frowned upon in epics.
The hero is a common person, often a woman.
The hero is rarely modest, and boasting is almost a ritual in epics.
The Epic of Gilgamesh.