The Epic of Gilgamesh

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History

 

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Liana K

 

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May 19, 2012

 

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University

 

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A

 

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It was found written on twelve stone tablets found in the library of Ashurbanipal at Nineveh. The epic tells the story of Gilgamesh, who is the king of a city named Uruk. He is two-thirds god and one-third human. In the openings of the story Gilgamesh is introduced as harsh ruler of his people. The people in a revolt turn to the gods for help...
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The Sky God Anu creates a man named Enkidu that is considered to be equal in strength and a mirror image to Gilgamesh. After a small confrontation with Gilgamesh early in the story, they become good friends. The two leave the city for Uruk for many adventures. Throughout their travels they cut down forests of cedar trees, battle demons, and fight their fears...
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