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Gilgamesh paper outline - Gilgamesh (Insert quote from page...

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Role of the Gods In Gilgamesh, the deities that interact with the characters in the poem are very unique. Some of the gods have an almost personal relationship with the two main protagonists, Gilgamesh and Enkidu. One of the most important goddesses in the poem is Ninsun, the mother of Gilgamesh. In the poem, Ninsun shows human-like qualities when she decided to adopt Enkidu as her own son. Another significant goddess in the poem is Ishtar, the goddess of love and war. Ishtar goes so far as to try and seduce Gilgamesh. These goddesses have several interactions with Gilgamesh and Enkidu and, as a result, they play a very significant role in the heroic quest. 1. Ishtar: a. Ishtar wants Gilgamesh to be intimate with her, but he refuses. b. Ishtar becomes furious and sends down the Bull of Heaven to kill
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Unformatted text preview: Gilgamesh (Insert quote from page 137). c. As a result of slaying the bull, the gods decide that Enkidu must be killed. In this way, Ishtar was responsible for the next chapter in Gilgameshs heroic quest. He must now try to save the life of his closest friend. (Insert quote from page 145). 2. Ninsun a. The goddess Ninsun is the mother of Gilgamesh and is the reason for him being part divine. b. Ninsun shows human characteristics when she chooses to adopt Enkidu as her own son. This is very similar to the human quality of motherly love and compassion. (Insert quote from page 101) c. Ninsun also prays for the protection of Gilgamesh and Enkidu, which helps them on their heroic quest. (Insert quote from page 101)...
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