Utnapishtim tells Gilgamesh how to achieve his goal
As for you, Gilgamesh, who will assemble the gods for yoursake, so that you may find that life for which you are searching? But if you wish, comeand put it to the test: only prevail against sleep for six days and seven nights.
Gilgamesh begins to fall asleep
Look at him now, the strong man who would have everlasting life, even now the mists of sleep are drifting over him. bake loaves of bread, each day one loaf, and put it beside his head; and make a mark on the wall to number the days he has slept
She baked loaves of bread, each day one loaf, and put it beside his head, andshe marked on the wall the days that he slept.
7 marks, 7 loaves, 7 days later...
I hardly slept when you touched and roused me.
Utnapishtim touched him and he woke
Count these loaves and learn how many days you slept.
First is hard, second like leather, third is soggy, the crust of fourth has mold, fifth is mildewed, sixth is fresh and seventh was still over the glowing embers when Utnapishtim touched and woke Gilgamesh.