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EnKidu and Gilgamesh go off to fight the creature Humbaba, who is part lion, snake, vulture, and has scales. With weapons and the blessing of Gilgamesh's mother, the goddess Ninsun, they return home with the head of Humbaba.
Gilgamesh had a meeting with a goddess Ishtar, who later fell in love with Gilgamesh, But he refused her. Mad at Gilgamesh Ishtar send the Bull of Heaven to kill himmbut together, Gilgamesh and EnKidu kill the bull
Enkidu slapped Ishtar with a piece of the dead bull and this was brought to the attention of the gods. Soon after Enkindu got sick and died.
Gilgamesh didn't want to die like Enkidu. He wanted to live forever he want immortality. He went in search of, Utnapishtim who survived the great flood and Gilgamesh though, "Surely he know the secret to immortality."
Once Gilgamesh reached Utnapishtim, he asked him if we knew the secret to immortality. Utnapishtim responded, "Immortality is the gift of the gods. It is their secret and their's alone."
Gilgamesh returned home without immortality but came home wiser. He looked at the city he created and he realized how he should spend his life doing good things instead of looking for something that take you a lifetime to find.
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