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gilgamesh - 3. On hearing about...

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1 This is the story of "Gilgamesh," King of "Uruk," who circled the Earth and wrote his story on a tablet of Lapis Lazuli. He built his "Uruk" very magnificently, as well as the temples for "Anu" and "Ishtar." His omniscience and heroic qualities made him a Godly figure. "Gilgamesh," alias "the Wild Ox," was also a very imposing character, often described as "the terror." Yet he established his World and its history. He was only one thirds Human but two thirds god. 2 Gilgamesh spared no one which is why the old men questioned whether he really was "the Shepherd?" Answering the Old men's prayers, the Goddess "Aruru" created "Enkidu" out of clay, as the antithesis of "Gilgamesh." This "Enkidu" was hairy and associated with the Wilderness, though he was extremely powerful.
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Unformatted text preview: 3. On hearing about "Enkidu" from a Shepherd boy, "Gilgamesh" sent a temple prostitute to civilize "Enkidu." 4. Overcome by sight of the prostitute's breast, "Enkidu" made love to her for a seven days. Now Civilized, the creatures of the grasslands fled him, which changed everything. He, thus, went to "Uruk" to meet "Gilgamesh" and see his city. In that morning, "Gilgamesh" narrated his dream to his mother: "a meteorite fell on the plain outside 'Uruk', which I tried to lift but failed. It also tempted me like a woman." His mother replied saying that the star was "a gift of the gods" and the fact that it endeared him meant that it would forsake him, protecting him with its life. "Gilgamesh" hoped that she was right. "The temple prostitute thus told the tale."...
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