"My friend, the How many days must great goddess cursed me and I must die in shame. I shall not die like a man fallen in battle; I feared to fall, but happy is the man who falls in the battle, for I must die in shame."
"How can I rest, howcan I be at peace? Despair is in my heart. What my brother is now, that shall I be when I am dead. Because I am afraid of death I will go as best I can to find Utnapishtim whom they call the Faraway, for he has entered the assembly of the gods."
"In thesemountain passes long ago I saw lions, I was afraid and I lifted my eyes to the moon; Iprayed and my prayers went up to the gods, so now, o moon god Sin, protect me."
Gilgamesh used his friend's death as a motive for pushing on in his journey