The Epic of Gilgamesh Symbols & Objects

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Weapons

Gilgamesh has special weapons made for his trip to the Cedar Forest to kill Humbaba.

Humbaba's Head

Gilgamesh cuts off Humbaba’s head and takes it triumphantly back to Uruk.

Cedar Door

Enkidu cuts down the biggest, most ancient cedar tree in the forest to build a huge door for Nippur, the city sacred to Enlil.

Punting Poles

Gilgamesh makes three hundred punting poles to help him cross the Waters of Death, but they do not get him all the way to the other side.

Shamhat's Robes

To help civilize Enkidu, Shamhat gives him her robes to wear.

Gilgamesh's Cloak

Gilgamesh uses his cloak to act as a sail in order to help him cross the Waters of Death.

Ferryman's Stones

Gilgamesh destroys all of the ferryman’s stones before asking the ferryman to help him cross the Waters of Death.

Gold Statue

When Gilgamesh learns that Enkidu is going to die, he has a gold statue created in his likeness to honor him.

Wall of Reeds

Ea tells a wall made of reeds to make a cube shaped boat because Enlil is about to flood the world. Utanapishtim happens to be standing behind the wall and hears the warning.

Plant

Utanapishtim tells Gilgamesh about a plant that will return him to his youth. Gilgamesh loses this plant when it is eaten by a snake.

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