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This proves how women sexuality brings wisdom to men

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This proves how women sexuality brings wisdom to men. Women nurtured and molded men to become heroes, kings and head of households and without the harlot Enkidu would have never been civilized or brought out of the wild. According to Joseph Campbell in The Hero with a Thousand Faces, women played an essential role in a hero’s progress on his journeys. The hero is the one who comes to know” (116). It is a woman, then, who is the greatest aid to the hero since she can provide him with the information he requires to change himself and the world. She becomes a stand-in for the mother-goddess, a symbol of all the splendor and strength of the natural world. The epic Gilgamesh vividly affirms Campbell’s theory of gaining power by associating with goddesses’. Gilgamesh’s association with Ninsun his mother who was a goddess gave him a much greater power. This proves that, women always held the mantle of power.Women, to many are known to cause chaos where there is not the need for one. Ishtar, a goddess of love and war approaches Gilgamesh and offered to marry him after he and Enkidu had killed Humbaba the keeper of the cedar forest: She says, “Marry me, give me your luscious fruits, / be my husband, be my sweet man. / I will give you abundance beyond your dreams” (Damrosch pp. 76). Ishtar promised to make Gilgamesh
4the mightiest of men in the whole world not only in Uruk, she also offered to make him very respectable, very rich and make him king kings and prices (…). Gilgamesh rejected her proposal. He replies, “Your price is too high, / such riches are far beyond my means. /Tell me, how could I ever repay you [….] And what would happen to me / when your heart turns elsewhere and your lust burns out?” (91). He was very much aware of Ishtar’s reputation with her suitors. He elicited all the calamities that befell anyone who got involved with her in a very baleful way (92).

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