Gilgamesh & the Snake

Gilgamesh & the Snake

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  • Utnapishtim, after being conviced by his wife, tells Gilgamesh about a magic plant that restores youth.
  • What is this plant called?
  • It is called: How-the-Old-Man -Once-Again-Becomes- A-Young-Man
  • Utnapishtim informs Gilgamesh of this plant's whereabouts. 
  • This particular plant can be found at the bottom of the sea.
  • Gilgamesh ties heavy stones to his feet and descends into the water.
  • Gilgamesh finds and retrieves the plant from the bottom of the sea. He eventually resurfaces with the plant in hand.
  • At long last, immortality will be mine!
  • On the way back to Uruk, Gilgamesh decides to bathe in a nearby spring, leaving the on the shore plant and unattended. A serpent comes and takes the plant.
  • Gilgamesh returns from bathing and is met with dismay when he finds his precious plant missing.
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