The Epic of Gilgamesh Quotes

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He who has seen the history of Gilgamesh, he who knows all together that has happened to him together, he who has seen all kinds of wisdom and knows the mysteries and has seen what is hidden, he bringeth news dating farther back than the deluge.
-- Narrator (Tablet 1 paragraph Lines 1-6)

Importance: These are the beginning lines in the poem that introduces Gilgamesh to the story.

Not does Gilgamesh leave the son to his father, nor the maiden to the warrior, nor the wife to her husband.
-- Narrator (Tablet 2 paragraph Line 1-2)

Importance: This quote tells the reader that Gilgamesh keeps challenging all these men to fights and wins, killing them or humiliating them, either way leaving their families without them. This is why the people ask the gods to make a man who rivals Gilgamesh.

Create now a rival to him, for the time when his heart shall be---, Let them fight together and Uruk [shall be the spectator]!
-- Gods of heaven (Tablet 2 paragraph Lines 15-16)

Importance: This is...

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