The Epic of Gilgamesh | Study Guide


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The Epic of Gilgamesh | Character Map

Gilgamesh Uruk's semidivine king; proud and hungry for fame Close friends Traveling companions Wise adviser Object of dangerous lust Ruler of Uruk's temple Utnapishtim Ancient, wise flood survivor; granted immortality Enkidu Wild man; curbs the king's appetites with his strength and wisdom Siduri Goddess of wine and wisdom Urshanabi Utnapishtim's boatman Shamhat Temple priestess; believes sexual love is a form of worship Ishtar Jealous goddess of sexual love Adviser Lover and teacher Deadly divine foe
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