Similarities and Differences between Gilgamesha dn Enkindu

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Similarities and Differences between Gilgamesh and Enkindu The Myth known today as the epic of Gilgamesh was considered in ancient times to be one of the great masterpieces of cuneiform literature.The tale revolves around a legendary hero named Gilgamesh, who was known said to be the king of the Sumerian city of uruk.Gilgamesh was known to have supernatural abilities and be half human and half god similar to his best friend who was later known known as Enkindu.This person was also blessed with supernatural abilities and was half human-half animal.Gilgamesh and Enkindu both have similar traits such as they both use love as a motivating force and they both clearly are half human-half supernatural.They also have differences such…show more content…
Then on page 21 Enkindu stood watch for the shepherds against the lions so that the shepherds could get a good night sleep, this protects the shepherds and feeds them. This shows the power that Enkindu has by fighting of lions, capturing wolves and keeping the shepherds safe. So basically Gilgamesh who is half human and half God, he thinks he is the most powerful person on this Earth and thinks he can do whatever he wants whenever he wants. He takes every woman there is, even the ones that are getting married. Since he is very ignorant and doesn’t care about his people, the people complained to the Gods who then create a double of Gilgamesh who is called Enkindu, who was just as smart and strong as Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh and Enkidu also had differences it seemed that they had their own journey within each other’s journey. Enkidu’s journey starts of when the prostitutes were order by Gilgamesh to go and get Enkidu. This is because Enkidu saves his former animal friends from cages. This to me to is the starting point of Enkidu journey towards Gilgamesh. This journey was mentored by the prostitute who was also the tempter. As Enkidu finds his way to Gilgamesh this starts a whole new journey.This journey was shortlived because later on as the story goes on Gilgamesh and enkindu goes on and kills both humbaba and the bull of heaven,which the godess Ishtar sends to punish Gilgamesh for spurring her advances.As a punishment for these actions,the gods sentence Enkindu

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