Gilgamesh was made two thirds god and one third man. In class we discussed the fact that Gilgamesh comes before the Bible but he's not mentioned in the Great Book. Why not? Well, we also discussed that the Hebrews believed in monotheism which is the belief in one god. If they talked about Gilgamesh, who as I said before was made two thirds god, that would disrupt their faith in only one god. As the story moves along, the men who live in Uruk are upset with the king of their city because he sleeps with all of their wives before their own husbands and no son is left with their father. Gilgamesh's arrogance is becoming intolerable and the gods hear the complaints about Gilgamesh. The gods ask for someone to made Gilgamesh's equal and so it was done.
His equal went by the name of, Enkidu. He lived and ate like an animal; he ate with the gazelles and drank water with the wild beasts. The trapper, who met Enkidu face to face, was sent to Uruk to get a harlot to seduce Enkidu was that the animals would turn away from him. Enkidu was indeed seduced for six days and seven nights and thereafter, the animals would not come near him.
Enkidu was told of the great Gilgamesh who would sleep with other men's wives before them and Enkidu wanted to go to this city of Uruk to change the old order. One night, Enkidu stopped Gilgamesh from sleeping with another wife and they rumbled like wild bulls. They realized that they were alike and that's how their friendship started.
Together, they... [continues]
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