10-Gilgamesh Part 2

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11. The Hero Gilgamesh, part 2 September 24, 2010
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The Downfall and Death of Enkidu Enkidu’s first dream (Council of the Gods) His illness Curses: the cedar gate, the trapper, the harlot Advice of Shamash Enkidu’s second dream (the Underworld; Irkalla, Belit-Sheri) 12 days of illness Grieving of Gilgamesh, 7 days
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The Journey of Gilgamesh Why does he go? What is his quest? Utnapishtim in Dilmun The Journey-Part 1 The lions Mt. Mashu (Twin Peaks) The Man-Scorpion and his mate The gate and the tunnel ( 12 leagues of darkness) Shamash at the Twin Peaks. Akkadian cylinder seal. 3 rd Millenium BCE. London, British Museum.
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The Journey-Part 2 The orchard of the alewife Siduri; her advice The waters of death and Urshanabi Breaking of the tackle and sacred stones Making of 120 poles (each 60 cubits=90 feet) Arrival at Dilmun; greeted by Utnaphishtim, former king of Shurrupak, and his wife Urshanabi in his boat. Cylinder seal. London, British Museum
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Artist’s concept of the orchard
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