WHY?! Don't Leave me Enkidu. You are my best friend!
Gilgamesh and Enkidu loved adventure so they decided to go to the cedar forest and kill the demon humbaba. Humbaba almost won but gilgamesh prayed to the sun god and killed him. After they cut down the forest and floated home.
Gilgamesh searching for Eternal life.
The pair received a hero's welcome. The goddess of love, Ishtar fell in love with Gilgamesh and wanted to be his wife, but he refused her and teased her. That angered Ishtar and she sent to bull of heaven to destroy him and his kingdom. But once again they teamed up and killed the bull.
Gilgamesh found eternal life
I did it! I finally found eternal life!
Since they killed the bull of heaven Enkidu got very sick. This was a punishment from the gods for killing the bull of heaven. Since Gilgamesh was 2/3 god they forgave him but since Enkidu must die for insulting the gods.
Gilgamesh learns his lesson
Gilgamesh was very sad for a long time. Then one day he realized that one day he would one day too. So he began to search for eternal life.
I can't die yet, my people need me! I must find Eternal life.
Gilgamesh finally found Eternal life. He was so excited! He wanted to bring it home but it was stolen by a snake. Gilgamesh was very upset.
Gilgamesh was sad at first but soon came to realize that searching for Eternal life was useless because he can leave behind an amazing civilization in the time that he had.
I don't need Eternal life. I can do good work and rule my kingdom with the time that I have left.