Enkidu has been cursed by the gods. He has fallen very ill. Gilgamesh doesn't leave his friends side until Endiku's sickness takes over him.
Now that Endiku has passed away and shared his death dream,Gilgamesh is afraid of dying. He begins his quest to look for the secret of eternal life.
During his quest he encounters a group of lions that try to hurt him,therefore he kills them.
Gilgamesh explains his quest to the man-scorpions and is very polite. They allow him to pass through the gate of the mountain because no mortal man had ever tried to go through.
After going through the mountain of Mashu he meets Siduri . Siduri was peacfuly sitting down in the garden by the sea. Gilgamesh tells her about his journey and she gives him advice that makes him upset and that he doesn't listen to.
Utnapishtim gives Gilgamesh a test where he has to stay awake for 6 days and 7 nights.He fails. Utnapishtim tells his wife to bake a loaf of bread for each day that he sleeps.