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The epic of Gilgamesh

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Enkidu is created by the gods to challenge the arrogant King Gilgamesh, but instead of killing each other, the two become friends.JTravelling ... Show synopsis

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  • still the best Aug 7, 2014
    by John C

    More than 50 years old, this remains in my opinion the most thrilling - and terse - translation of the Epic. Magnificent! I keep buying copies because I give mine away and they don't come back. I can't afford the hardcover anymore; should have kept that one.

  • Sep 27, 2007
    by Selina

    Enkido and Gilgamash start off as enemies then develope a friendship. Translated from ancient tablet I had to read the tale often in high school and college. Some of the tablets were missing so bits of the story are blurry, but its a fantastic tale, full of adventure.

    It was unusual to see a hero afraid of death. Most heros in mythology really do not consider their mortality. Worse Gilgamash comes from a period in history where the Dead are feared. The dead eat dust and are miserable. Gilgamash wants to avoid his fate.

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