Enkidu is created by the gods to challenge the arrogant King Gilgamesh, but instead of killing each other, the two become friends.JTravelling ...Show synopsisEnkidu is created by the gods to challenge the arrogant King Gilgamesh, but instead of killing each other, the two become friends.JTravelling together to the Cedar Forest, they fight and slay the evil monster Humbaba.JBut when Enkidu is killed, his death haunts and breaks the mighty Gilgamesh, who resolves to find the secret of eternal life.Hide synopsis
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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.
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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