2. The chief characters in The Epic of Gilgamesh are Gilgamesh, Endiku, Humbaba and Ninsun. Gilgamesh is the main character throughout this story. He is the king of Uruk and is known for his building projects. He built the great wall that circles the city. Gilgamesh traveled to the end of the world because his goals are to try and figure out the mysteries of life and death. Endiku became Gilgamesh's best friend in this story. He was the total opposite of Gilgamesh which is why the story was so interesting. Endiku was raised by animals but looked almost like a human. Once Endiku killed the Bull of Heaven and Humbaba, the Gods punished him with a very bad illness that killed him. His death was very hard on Gilgamesh. I personally thought that Humbaba was a very important role in this story just because this story is actually based off the literature of "Gilgamesh and Humbaba." He is a giant that guards the Cedar Forests on the other side of the mountain. If you can defeat this giant, it symbolizes the extension of civilization. Endiku and Gilgamesh embarked on their quest and killed the giant. Since they killed the giant, that is when Endiku was given... [continues]
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