What is an Epic?

"From the ancient Greek adjective ἐπικός (epikos ), and ἔπος (epos) "word, story, poem" is a lengthy, narrative poem, ordinarily concerning a serious subject containing details of heroic deeds and events significant to a culture or nation." wikipedia.

The Epic of Ahiram is not one long poem, but it does make use of poetry, as explained in a previous post. A Poet in Paris

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Hayat, the Mother of Ahiram

Hayat means life, and indeed, the daughter of Aminobaal and the younger sister of Umnis the Zakir, has an indomitable spirit. Beneath a quiet and unassuming demeanor, lies a will as strong as the high peaks of her native land, and as patient as the depth of the Great Sea. 

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Jabbar, the Father of Ahiram

Jabbar, son of Haeb, son of Mallal, son of Azid, son of Shillal, is a native of Baher-Ghafé. His mother, Sit Maha, used to say of him that "he was born with salt in his hands," by which she meant Jabbar had loved the sea from his childhood, and whatever he touched prospered.

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El-Windiir

Some 2,929 years before the start of the Games of the Mines, El-Windiir, the founder of the Kingdom of Tanniin, fought the Lords of the Pit in the Wars of Meyroon. According the Legends of El-Windiir–a long poem the shepherds recite during their annual gathering–El-Windiir was a slave, consigned to the forges of Harmaran in the mines of Meyroon, a mystical metal integral to the the Lords of the Pit's strategy.

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