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Unformatted text preview: The harlot told Enkidu that Gilgamesh “will know in his dreams that you are coming.” If Gilgamesh sees the future in his dreams, it is much easier for him to keep his people safe. The story also states that Gilgamesh “saw mysteries and knew secret things.” The more he knows, the more prepared Gilgamesh will be to handle what comes to the Sumerians. “Two thirds they made him god and one third man.” His power is an important quality in a leader because he has the capability and connections to keep his people safe. When he was created, Gilgamesh was bestowed gifts from many different gods. Because Gilgamesh is two-thirds god, he can bargain with the typically harsh and unforgiving gods that control everything about his people and their lives. Although at first glance Gilgamesh is a coarse, hard person, he has the qualities that the Sumerians need in a leader to keep them alive and well....
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- Fall '07
- Dr. Matthews Gilgamesh