Gilgamesh : The Epic Of Gilgamesh

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Epic of Gilgamesh
In the Epic of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh became a hero and Enkidu helped Gilgamesh grow and develop as a person, a leader, and a hero. Heroism is a major theme of this story. Gilgamesh also overcame the obstacle of his best friend dying and persevering when he had no other choice but to give up.
The Epic of Gilgamesh was a story about a leader named Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh ruled the city of Uruk and along the way, he learned how to become a better leader. During this time, the gods create Enkidu who is a mixture of man and animal. Enkidu and Gilgamesh are enemies when they first meet, but then, as they work together, they become best friends. They decide to take on the task of defeating Humbaba, who is a giant, and they bring back a tree from the great forest as a symbol of their victory. Ishtar, the goddess of love, falls in love with Gilgamesh and Gilgamesh chides her for her cruelty on her lovers. Ishtar sends the Bull of Heaven to destroy Uruk. Gilgamesh and Enkidu defeat the Bull of Heaven in order to save the city of Uruk. The gods decide that Enkidu and Gilgamesh should be punished for what they have done so they decide to kill Enkidu. After Enkidu dies, Gilgamesh grieves for seven days. The death of Enkidu makes Gilgamesh depressed and he desires immortality. Gilgamesh realizes that he will not be able to rule Uruk forever and since he is two-thirds God and one-third man, he will have to face mortality as any human does. He also wants to become immortal

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