Gilgamesh: Man's First Story Character Descriptions

Bernarda Bryson Shahn
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This character incites the events of this epic by insisting that the walls of his city be built higher and higher.


This character is the god of the skies, seeming to occupy a slighter higher esteem than the other gods.


This character is the god of the deep waters.


This character rules over the earth and has little pity for humankind.


This character is the goddess of love but prone to violent mood swings and ruthless toward her enemies.

The Village Elders

These characters are chosen by the citizenry to complain to the gods about Gilgamesh. It is their idea that the gods create a man to destroy their King.


This character is a monster who lives on a mountain near Uruk and rains fire and soot down constantly on the city.



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