Utnapishtim challenges Gilgamesh to stay awake for 6 days 7 nights.
I challenge you to stay awake for 7 days do you accept?
I accept the challenge and I'm ready to start the challenge now
gilgamesh accepts the challenge and seats himself
I can beat this challenge and i'll get immortality soon
As soon as he does, an ocean mist comes over him from the shore and falls asleep right after.
we won't wake him up instead put a loaf a bread besides him for every day he sleeps
Utnapishtim remarks to his wife that gilgamesh who seeks eternal life is asleep. She asks him to wake Gilgamesh and tell him to return to his home.
ok ill get some bread
Utnapishtim tells her to bake a loaf of bread each day and lay it next to Gilgamesh for each day that he sleeps, as proof that he has been asleep. She also marks the wall to record each day
Gilgamesh sleeps for seven days and when he awakes finds seven loaves of bread by his head but says he hasn't slept. Utnapishtim looks at the loaves of bread. The first is crusty and stale, while the most recent is fresh.
what's bread doing here?
you have been sleeping for the past 7 days that's why the bread is piling up there