An epic can span more than one project, if multiple projects are included in the board to which the epic belongs.
Epics only apply to Scrum boards.
Go to Plan mode to see a list of epics at the left of the screen. Drag-and-drop epics to re-order them. Click an epic's name to view all the issues belonging to that epic, across all sprints:
Screenshot: viewing an epic in Plan mode
You can also view an epic issue in JIRA to see a list of the stories (issues) it contains:
Screenshot: viewing an epic in JIRA
You can also use the JQL
Epic Link field to search for an epic's issues — see the JIRA JQL documentation for details.