- Gilgamesh was a King who was 2/3 god. His mother was a god and his father a man. He was stronger than anyone who lived. -Because of his strength, he conquered many cities and he had many riches. He took whatever he wanted. - He had trouble accepting his mortality. He wished for eternal life. - He has made a very good companion, named Enkidu, who has matched his strength.
-Gilgamesh used to be a very cruel king, but Enkidu changed Gilgamesh. -Through there journeys, Gilgamesh began to fear death and what the afterlife has in store for him.
sure thing Enkidu.
Don't be cruel. I can beat you up!
-Gilgamesh and Enkidu went on adventures and slayed demons and beasts. -They became heroes, but the gods saw them as reckless. - After killing the Bull of Heaven, the gods decided to kill Enkidu. -This made Gilgamesh depressed terrified, so he searched for a way to attain eternal life.
-Gilgamesh went to find a man who has eternal life. -This man's name was Utnapishtim. -Gilgamesh wanted to learn from him but failed. -Gilgamesh even got a plant from the ocean that restored strength, but he lost it.
Nooo!! I cannot die like Enkidu!!!
-Gilgamesh was told by the gods that eternal life was not his destiny. -So Gilgamesh became the wisest and the noble king he could become before he died.