Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others - The Epic of Gilgamesh - Standard version and Old Babylonian Version Summary & Analysis

Stephanie Dalley
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The Epic of Gilgamesh - Standard version and Old Babylonian Version Summary and Analysis

The author begins by explaining a bit about the epic of Gilgamesh. As the longest composition written in Akkadian, the piece is a legendary epic that is not yet in its entirety. The epic, according to the author, is about a man's quest for fame and immortality, who is pursued by a man with a huge capacity for love, friendship, adventure, emotion, and weakness who loses an opportunity through carelessness alone. The life of Gilgamesh is believed to have occurred between 2800 and 2500 BC. He is said to be the son of the goddess Lady Wild Cow and a demon. There appear to be several versions of the story, and all are pieced together to form a single work. The author then...

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