Gilgamesh: Man's First Story - Study Guide Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

Bernarda Bryson Shahn
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Ishtar gathers together all the gods from all parts of heaven and pleads with them to aid her in vengeance against Gilgamesh and Enkidu - Gilgamesh, in particular, for his rejection of her love. She asks her father Anu to create a Bull of Heaven that will destroy Uruk and kill Gilgamesh. Anu, however, initially refuses her request and the god Shamash declares that Humbaba was a monster, harming Earth and humankind, and that he himself had called for the death.

Enlil, brother of Ishtar, and one-time destroyer of humanity, is enraged by Shamash's pity for mankind and suggests sneeringly that if he is so fond of man perhaps he should leave heaven and live on earth.

Finally, Ishtar threatens her father: If he does not create the Bull of Heaven, she will open the doors of the underworld to let the dead rise and outnumber the...

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