The Between Humans And The Gods

1515 WordsOct 15, 20157 Pages
Ancient history has very many tales and the earliest civilization known to man focuses most of their tales on a man named Gilgamesh. A king who reigned over the Sumerian city-state of Uruk. He was two thirds a god and one third a man and created by the god’s themselves to guide humans. The relationship between humans and the gods was complicated, the Gods come off as very powerful and interfere with the lives of humans as they chose, For example ,when people complain about Gilgamesh being a ruler who does not treat his people well “ Gilgamesh sounds the tocsin for his amusement , his arrogance has no bounds by day or night.no son is left with his father for Gilgamesh takes them all”(gilgamesh,62) Aruru (the Goddess of Creation) creates Enkidu, who is supposed to be the equal of Gilgamesh so they could contend together and leave uruk in quiet. Despite their display ability to use their immense power to affect daily events they are also are presented as being like humans, have problems, personalities, and moods. For example, When Ishtaar asks for Gilgamesh’s to sleep with her when she is overcome with lust and he rejects her because she’s promiscuous and brings terrible fate to her partners, she feels insulted and wants to get revenge. Ishtar is dominated by the very human attribute that she is supposedly in charge of (war and love ).What this conveys is that are that while Gods may control most of what happens in the world, they are just as flawed and imperfect as humans
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