Gilgamesh: Man's First Story Characters

Bernarda Bryson Shahn
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Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, incites the events of this epic by insisting that the walls of his city be built higher and higher. In recompense for the years of unceasing labor, the citizens of beg the gods to construct Enkidu - a mighty man who is meant to be the downfall of Gilgamesh.

Anu

Anu is the god of the skies, seeming to occupy a slighter higher esteem than the other gods.

Ea

Ea is the god of the deep waters.

Enlil

Enlil rules over the earth and has little pity for humankind.

Ishtar

Ishtar, the sister of Enlil, is the goddess of love but prone to violent mood swings and ruthless toward her enemies.

The Village Elders

The village elders are chosen by the citizenry to complain to the gods about Gilgamesh. It is their idea that the gods create a man to destroy their King.

Humbaba

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