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1AmanorteyDavid AmanorteyProf. Margaret WaltonEnglish 212-06022ndFebruary 2013“Gilgamesh”The epic poem “Gilgamesh”, introduces us to a hubris(WC)hero king in ancient Mesopotamia named Gilgamesh who no man or king ever equaled, the builder of both Uruk-Haven’s wall and the wall of Eanna Temple, the holy sanctuary (Gilgamesh 1-17). His mother a goddess, and his father a mortal; He is strong to perfection (33-34), two thirds of him is god and one third of him human (44). He terrorizes his city, and kills whoever he wanted(IT). He deflowers’women before their husbands do and he is loved and hated by many. The most strikingly meaningful passage in the poem that defines the identity of Gilgamesh is the elders’ words to Gilgamesh before his journey to the Cedar forest:.“dDo not put your trust in your vast strength, but keep a sharp eye out, make eachblow strike its mark”(Gilgamesh 60).Creating such an impeding (WC)identity for himself, Gilgamesh found no adventure in his environment any more so he set out to take on more risky ones at places where no man dares(IT)to venture. For instance going to the cedar forest, an uninhabited primordial forest with his friend Enkidu to kill Humbaba a god appointed guardian beast to protect the forest. They killed the Humbaba mostly because of Enkidu’s wisdom and