Sunjata, also known as Sundiata, is the story of the Lion King of Mali. If you have seen Disney movies, this may not be the first time you saw a version of this story. What makes Sunjata an epic tale? How doesSunjata compare with other epics such as Gilgamesh, Odyssey, and Beowulf? What features have you noticed that Epics seem to have in common? What elements does Sunjata have that are considered epic? How is Sunjata different from and similar to our other epic tales?