First, Gilgamesh sends the priests to get Enkidu and he brings him back to Uruk. Suddenly, a fight breaks out between Enkidu and Gilgamesh because Gilgamesh is trying to steal a bride on her wedding day and Enkidu does not think that is right to do.
After the fight, Enkidu and Gilgamesh become friends and set out on adventures together. When they begin the adventure, they kill the forest god, Humbaba the demon who guards the great cedar forest and cut down the forest to make it level.
Ishtar sends the Bull of Heaven to ravage the land as punishment. When the bull arrives Enkidu and Gilgamesh fight with him resulting in them killing him. After the loss of the bull the gods decide that its only far if Enkidu dies as well. Enkidu becomes very ill and his sickness worsens as they days progress. Before he died, he tells Gilgamesh that, ¨The great goddess cursed him and he must die in shame not die like a man in battle´´.
Kill him now!!!!!
I shall give you seven years of famine
After Enkidu died, Gilgamesh wept for days and days and suddenly began to become afraid of dying after seeing what his brother went through in his final days. As a result Gilgamesh sets out to find Utnaphistim in hopes that he could tell him how he can avoid death. Along his journey he approaches the mountain of Mashu were he successfully makes it through the twelve leagues of darkness. After making it out of the darkness he meets Siduri and after a while of negotiating he finally gets to speak with her. Siduri than tells him how he can live a good life and directs him to Urshanabi.
Once Gilgamesh meets Urshanabi, he takes him on a boat through the waters to Utnaphishtim. While on the boat Urshanabi tells him the story of the flood and how it blew for six days and six nights. The gods were responsible for the flood because they wanted to wipe out the people and destroy humankind. After the flood stopped the gods had regretted what they did and agreed that they would never try to do something like that again. As a result Utnaphishtim was rewarded with eternal life.
When Gilgamesh meets Utnaphismtim he insists that he is allowed to live forever. So Utnaphishtim puts him to the tests by putting loaves of bread beside him each day, to see how long he could stay awake for. However, by the first day Gilgamesh had failed to stay awake after not sleeping for days along his journey. As a result, Utnaphistim tells him to put back on his royal garments and return to Uruk.
Right before he leaves Utnaphismtim´s wife tells Gilgamesh about a plant that helps to restore his youth. However when Gilgamesh finds the plant a serpent steals the plant while he is trying to bathe in the waters. Finally Gilgamesh returns back to Uruk unable to receive eternal life but accepts the fact that he can live forever and reflecting on the magnificent city of Uruk that he created.