The Journey Of Gilgamesh And Enkidu

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Gilgamesh had a journey that he had begun with Enkidu which they had to travel to Cedar Forest to defeat Humbaba. When Enkidu died, Gilgamesh had to deal with his own journey that’s when everything begins for him. He learned immortality from which he got from Utnapishtim. His journey ended when he had return to Uruk. The second part of his journey was for wisdom. When Gilgamesh had to find Utnapishtim, he believes that it was for immortality. But it was impossible. It was not possible. Love was a big part of motivation erotic and platonic, had motivated a different in Gilgamesh. The love that Gilgamesh and Enkidu had as friends made him better man in the first part of the story, but when Enkidu dies, Gilgamesh had change …show more content…

Gilgamesh and Enkidu did not do this to give praises of their own names. They both was doing god’s work by killing Humbaba, even if it was not directly to another god’s wants. Shamash helps Gilgamesh by the Sun-god which Gilgamesh had a god to go too. It was very nice to have a god of his own. Shamash hung around to help Gilgamesh and Enkidu. That’s why it was a little bit confusion to why Enkidu tells Gilgamesh to kill Humbaba so fast, before Shamash finds out about it. Shamhat was a female character in Tablet I and II of the Epic of Gilgamesh had was again in tablet VII. She was a prostitute who brings Enkidu from a wild man into interaction with civilization. Gilgamesh was somewhat a real person who lived between 2,500 and 2,700 B.C. and the fifth king in the First Dynasty of Uruk. Urshambi take Gilgamesh on a boat ride across the sea and through the Water of Death to Utnapishtim. Humbaba was the monster who protected the Cedar Forest. He can do tricks by changing his face. The giant ship was called The Preserve of Life was a tasked by Enkidu which had abandon his worldly possessions. Ishtar was a goddess. She was the one that let the fire and brimstone loose. That made Enkidu and Gilgamesh not meet eye to eye. That half lead Enkidu to the death penalty from the gods. That sends Gilgamesh failing his search for immortality.

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