The Epic of Gilgamesh Essay | Student Essay

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Life and Death: A comparison of the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Homeric Hymn to Demeter

Summary: A comparitive essay for my Myth and Symbol class on the ancient babylonian text of "The Epic of Gilgamesh" and the ancient greek hymn to Demeter. This essay touches on the themes life, death and the afterlife.
Studies have shown that throughout the world, different cultures have similar and dissimilar views concerning a variety of topics. Of the most widely discussed topics, life and death are by far two of the most important and influential for any culture. The ancient Greek Homeric Hymn to Demeter and the Babylonian epic of Gilgamesh are perfect examples of cultures views on life and the afterlife. In this paper, I will attempt to demonstrate the views of both cultures on life and death, as well prove how these views influenced the daily lives and beliefs of the people who followed these ideas. The afterlife has always intrigued and terrified human beings and as a result, has influenced even the earliest of texts.

    Life has always been an important theme of literature. As...

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