Unformatted text preview: As punishment for his actions, Gilgamesh was made to suffer the loss of friend, Enkidu. Enkidu was sent to Uruk to be an equal of Gilgamesh, and they became great friends, before the gods took Enkidu’s life and sent the king into a spiral of despair. The elders of our community have used the story of Gilgamesh as a warning to young people to live a good, god fearing life; so that they will be blessed be the benevolent ways of the gods in their everyday lives. As long as I continue to sustain this timeless tradition I know that we will continue to prosper....
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- Fall '07
- Mesopotamia, Sumer, Uruk, Prof. Byron Gilgamesh