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The Epic of Gilgamesh

Report by: Dakotah May English II

Dakotah May

on 23 April 2010

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The Epic of Gilgamesh Translated by N.K. Sandars English II Project by: Dakotah May BackGround: Gilgamesh: King of uruk Anu: Father of gods Anunnaki: god of death Belit-sheri: Scrib and recorder Gods Ea: god of waters and wisdom Enkidu: Friend of Gilgamesh Enlil: God of Earth, Wind, and Spirits Ereshkigal/Irkalla: Queen of Underworld Ishtar: Goddes of Love Nergal: Husband of Ereshkigal Co-Ruler of underworld Ninurta: warrior and god of war Shamash: Sun god/Giver of Laws Siduri: Divine winemaker Urshanabi: Ferryman of Utnapishtim Utnapishtim: Friend of God Ea Characters: Fear of Death Conflict Myth Third Person Gilgamesh Gilgamesh: Two thirds God One third man Lets power Go to head Ishtar falls in love with Gilgamesh After Victory Gilgamesh and Enkidu defeat Humbaba Gilgamesh denies Ishtar Anu sends heaven bull after the two heros Defeats Hevens Bull One must die Enkidu is chosen to die Mortality becomes clear to Gilgamesh Enkidu Dies Enkidu dreams of where he goes after death Enkidu tells gilgamesh about his dream of the death Enkidu laid in bed two days Gilgamesh weeps for Enkidu The End Gilgamesh searches for ever lasting life Searches for Utnapishtim Travels over wilderness The Epic of Prays in the Mountain pass Theme: Mortality Travels the Ocean by ferry: Finds Utnapishtim Told that ferryman can take him across ocean Learns of Ancient Flood Story Is left without anything to show for his travles Told secret of ancient plant that restores youth Gets plant Goes home ( ) Serpent Steals the plant from Gilgamesh Makes it home with nothing Made: 17th century B.C.
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