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Gilgamesh is the hero of one of the most known literary works of all time, The Epic of Gilgamesh. He is a highly popular character in Mesopotamian mythology, and as the son of the wild cow Ninsun and King Lugalbanda, he is one third mortal and two thirds divine. Gilgamesh is described as superior to all other kings, a warrior of great stature, and as a protector of men with a body made perfect by Belet-ili, and a mind that allowed him to be powerful, superb, knowledgeable, and an expert of all things. Gilgamesh's is the legend that spawned many myths.


Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others