The Epic Hero Story Of The Epic Of Gilgamesh

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The epic hero story of “Gilgamesh” is one of the biggest epics know around the world. It is said to be the oldest epic story in the world. They were written on 12 stone tablets in a Akkadian language, “Approximately two thirds of this longer, twelve-tablet version have been recovered.” Gilgamesh is fearless but he does have some weak moments; Throughout the story the gods and goddesses affect Gilgamesh and Enkidu a lot. Gilgamesh was a king in Uruk in Babylonia and lived about 2700 B.C.E. He was one third man and two thirds god. Gilgamesh has a friend named Enkidu who follows him on the journey. With Enkidu Gilgamesh faced a lot of adversity and it allowed him to change for the better.
To understand the Epic of Gilgamesh you would first have to understand what it means to be an epic hero. An epic hero is a when the hero perseveres through all the obstacles and overcome their fears. They show devotion, loyalty, love of glory, justice, and weakness. All of these things made up Gilgamesh, there are certain obstacles that needed to be overcame in order for him to grow as a hero and see where he actually stands. Gilgamesh begins to show his fearlessness when he starts his kingship the people of the city were terrified so the gods told Aruru to make somebody that would stand up to him. he takes and does whatever he feels like. Aruru makes Enkidu, he lives in the wilderness with the creatures and animals. Gilgamesh has had two separate dreams about Enkidu and his mother tells him

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