Adventures of King Gilgamesh

Adventures of King Gilgamesh

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  • I'll take you to Utnapishtim through the Waters of Death.
  • Gilgamesh and Enkidu want an adventure to share, so they decide to steal trees from a forest guarded by Humbaba. They slay Humbaba and return to Uruk with the trees.
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  • He didn't even last one day.
  • Enkidu had a dream about the afterlife/underworld. In the dream that the gods were angry with him and Gilgamesh, which the gods met to decide their fate. The gods decide to kill Enkidu.
  • After Enkidu's death, Gilgamesh is overcome with grief and tries to seek immortality by visiting Utnapishtim.
  • I have failed my quest for eternal life.
  • Gilgamesh fails his first attempt to gain eternal life, he can't resist sleep for seven days. Utnapishtim's wife tells him of an underwater plant that grants eternal youth.
  • Gilgamesh finds the plant and takes it with him, planning to share it with the elders of Uruk. While Gilgamesh was taking a bath in a well, a snake snatched the plant and disappeared into the water.
  • Defeated by the snake after his long journey, Gilgamesh returns to Uruk empty-handed. When he returns he realizes his greatest achievement of all was the creation of his city. Once he returned, he engraved his story in stone.
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