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Epic of Gilgamesh
The Epic of Gilgamesh was one of the earliest poems. 5000 years ago Gilgamesh was king of Urduk. Gilgamesh was a cruel ruler that forced people to work for him, the people begged to the gods for help. The gods sent a man named Enkidu to fight gilgamesh. The pair fought until they realized they would be good friends. The two left Urduk to explore the lands. Gilgamesh and Enkidu entered the forbidden forest and fought the beast humbaba. They tricked the beast and spread its powers around sumer. The gods were angry and sent a bull, the two friends defeated the bull. the angered gods put a curse on Enkidu and he fell ill and died. it is said that gilgamesh went to an old man that survived a huge flood to gain immortality, but this was not received. The wiser gilgamesh returned as a clam ruler.