Gilgamesh Tablet 2
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Reference: George, A. (2003). The epic of Gilgamesh: the Babylonian epic poem and other texts in Akkadian and Sumerian. London: Penguin Books.
"Come, I will lead you to Uruk-the-Town-Square,to the sacred temple, the home of Anu!Enkidu, arise, let me take youto the temple Eanna, the home of Anu,"(pg 12)
"Enkidu ate the bread until he was sated, he drank the ale, a full seven goblets.His mood became free, he started to sing, his heart grew merry, his face lit up."(pg 14)
"He wil couple with the wife-to-be,he first of all, the bridegroom after.By divine consent it is so ordained:when his navel-cord was cut, for him she was destined."(pg 15)
"Why, my friend, (did your eyes) brim (with tears,)your arms fall limp, (your strength ebb away?)Said Enkidu to him, (to Gilgamesh:)My friend, my heart is aggrieved....."(pg 18)
"In the Forest of Cedar, (where *Humbaba) dwells,let us frighten him in his lair!Enkidu opened his mouth,saying to Gilgamesh:"(pg 18)
"This is Humbaba, (his voice is the Deluge,)(his speech is fire,) his breath is death!(He hears) the forest murmur (at sixty leagues' distance:)(who is there would venture) into his forest?"(pg 21)
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