This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Gilgamesh - This character incites the events of this epic by insisting that the walls of his city be built higher and higher.
Anu - This character is the god of the skies, seeming to occupy a slighter higher esteem than the other gods.
Ea - This character is the god of the deep waters.
Enlil - This character rules over the earth and has little pity for humankind.
Ishtar - This character is the goddess of love but prone to violent mood swings and ruthless toward her enemies.
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