Gilgamesh: Man's First Story - Study Guide Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

Bernarda Bryson Shahn
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Having had his traps robbed and his catch freed over and over, a young hunter finally observes the perpetrator of the damage and rushes back to the house of his father, in horror. The robber is Enkidu. Though the father, a shepherd, is skeptical of the son's description of this savage, the two head to the city of Uruk to report the matter to the King. Upon their arrival, however, the find the citizens already passing among themselves excited stories about Enkidu, his wild looks, his mighty stature, and his reign of terror in the countryside, stealing game and scattering the shepherd's flocks. Contrary to the expectation of Uruk's citizenry, the brave King Gilgamesh does not offer to fight Enkidu himself, but orders that Harim, a young priestess of the Temple of Ishtar, be sent to confront the wild man. This is not cowardice on the part...

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