Tablet 1* Gilgamesh is a great hero who accomplishes great deeds in his life. * In his early years Gilgamesh rules his people unwisely and unfairly. * The people of Uruk are tired of being oppressed and pray to the gods to bring salvation. * In answer to the prayers of the people the gods create Enkidu. * Enkidu is equal to Gilgamesh in strength but the opposite of him in character. * Enkidu looses his strength when he spends a week with a woman. The woman also gives him knowledge of man. * Gilgamesh has two dreams. In one dream he sees a meteorite, in the other he sees an axe. * These portents signify the arrival of Enkidu who will be a companion for Gilgamesh.
Tablet 2* Enkidu lives with the shepherds who teach him to talk, eat and live in civilized society. * Enkidu protects the shepherds from animals and gives them peace. * Gilgamesh and...
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