When we feel the need for a superlative we tend to rely on the tried and trusted, ‘awesome’, ‘magnificent’, ‘brilliant’, ‘epic’, and others of that ilk. Of all these, you might find that the one triggers the strongest feeling is the word ‘epic’. The others are abstract qualities, but epic has a specific context to it, a foundational literature that is part history, part Revelation, part explanatory of our connection to the larger world, welded into the unseen matrix that