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The Epic of Gilgamesh By Shin-eqi-unninni
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The story centers on a friendship between Gilgamesh and Enkidu. Enkidu is a wild man created by the gods as Gilgamesh's equal to distract him from oppressing the people of Uruk. Together, they... More > journey to the Cedar Mountain to defeat Humbaba, its monstrous guardian. Later they kill the Bull of Heaven, which the goddess Ishtar sends to punish Gilgamesh for spurning her advances. As a punishment for these actions, the gods sentence Enkidu to death. The second half of the epic focuses on Gilgamesh's distress at Enkidu's death, and his quest for immortality. In order to learn the secret of eternal life, Gilgamesh undertakes a long and perilous journey. He learns that "The life that you are seeking you will never find. When the gods created man they allotted to him death, but life they retained in their own keeping."< Less
Gilgamesh #1 By kevin dixon
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Gilgamesh #3 By Kevin Dixon
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After fighting the greatest monster battle of all time in our last installment, Gilgamesh and Enkidu become embroiled in the greatest farm animal battle of all time in issue #3. But at what price?... More > Well, that depends on who you buy it from. Let's just say that if this comic was any better, it would be beyond the power of human comprehension!< Less
Gilgamesh #3 By Kevin Dixon
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After fighting the greatest monster battle of all time in our last installment, Gilgamesh and Enkidu become embroiled in the greatest farm animal battle of all time in issue #3. But at what price?... More > Well, that depends on who you buy it from. Let's just say that if this comic was any better, it would be beyond the power of human comprehension!< Less
The Gilgamesh Epic By Morris Jastrow, Albert T. Clay
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An old Babylonian version of the Gilgamesh epic, on the basis of recently discovered texts. Among the earliest known works of literary fiction. Scholars believe that it originated as a series of... More > Sumerian legends and poems about the mythological hero-king Gilgamesh, which were gathered into a longer Akkadian poem much later; the most complete version existing today is preserved on 12 clay tablets in the library collection of the 7th century BCE Assyrian king Ashurbanipal. Gilgamesh might have been a real ruler (ca. 27th century BCE). The essential story revolves around the relationship between Gilgamesh, who has become distracted and disheartened by his rule, and a friend, Enkidu, who is half-wild and who undertakes dangerous quests with Gilgamesh. It is about their becoming human together, and has a high emphasis on immortality. A large portion of the poem illustrates Gilgamesh's search for immortality. The epic is widely read in translation, and the hero, Gilgamesh, has become an icon of popular culture.< Less
The Epic of Gilgamesh By R. Campbell Thompson
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The Epic of Gilgamesh is among the earliest surviving works of literature, with the earliest versions dating from around the Third Dynasty of Ur in early Sumeria (2150-2000 BC). The Epic is most... More > notable as being the obvious source of the biblical story of Noah and the flood. Taken up into Judaism, and then into Christianity, the book of Genesis copies almost every detail of the flood from the earlier Sumerian work. The Epic tells the story of the king of Uruk, Gilgamesh, and his adventures with his erstwhile foe and then friend, Enkidu. Together they journey to the Cedar Mountain to defeat Humbaba, its monstrous guardian, then they kill the Bull of Heaven, which the goddess Ishtar sends to punish Gilgamesh for spurning her advances. As a punishment for these actions, the gods sentence Enkidu to death. Gilgamesh then sets out to avoid his friend’s fate and seek the secret to eternal life, a quest in which he is ultimately thwarted.< Less
Gilgamesh Issue 2 By Kevin Dixon
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With text from Prof. Kent H. Dixon's rendition, and artwork by his son, Kevin, Gilgamesh is an accurate retelling of the oldest story known to mankind. Scholars and casual readers alike will not be... More > able to find a more enjoyable, yet true to the source version of the epic. The Dixon's capture much of the humor and detail that is missed or bowlderized in other translations. The text is lyrical and rich and the illustrations are vivid and packed with detail.< Less
Gilgamesh Issue 2 By Kevin Dixon
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With text from Prof. Kent H. Dixon's rendition, and artwork by his son, Kevin, Gilgamesh is an accurate retelling of the oldest story known to mankind. Scholars and casual readers alike will not be... More > able to find a more enjoyable, yet true to the source version of the epic. The Dixon's capture much of the humor and detail that is missed or bowlderized in other translations. The text is lyrical and rich and the illustrations are vivid and packed with detail.< Less
Epic of Gilgamesh: Review Guide By Total Class Notes
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Don't want to read the actual book? Tired of reading super long reviews? This new study guide is perfect for you!!

This study guide provides a short and concise review guide of The Epic... More > of Gilgamesh. The guide includes:   ·         A short summary of the entire novel ·         The major themes and their relationship to the storyline ·         A character guide with brief details on each role ·         Bullet-point chapter reviews that go into more detail than the book summary ·         A few potential essay topics with possible answers.   Stay tuned for upcoming updates that will include practice quiz questions!< Less
Gilgamesh, The New Translation By Gerald J. Davis
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The EPIC OF GILGAMESH is the oldest story that has come down to us through the ages of history. It predates the BIBLE, the ILIAD and the ODYSSEY. The EPIC OF GILGAMESH relates the tale of the fifth... More > king of the first dynasty of Uruk (in what is modern day Iraq) who reigned for one hundred and twenty-six years, according to the ancient Sumerian King List. GILGAMESH was first inscribed in cuneiform writing on clay tablets by an unknown author during the Sumerian era and has been described as one of the greatest works of literature in the recounting of mankind's unending quest for immortality.< Less