Epic of Gilgamesh

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Epic of Gilgamesh:

Epic of Gilgamesh

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Gilgamesh king of Uruk , one third human two third god, he support to be a good king. But no he oppressing his people, who cry out to the gods for help. F or the young women of Uruk this oppression takes the form of a droit du seigneur — or "lord's right" to sleep with brides on their wedding night. For the young men it is conjectured that Gilgamesh exhausts them through games, tests of strength, or perhaps forced labour on building projects.

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Later on the god respond the people pleas by creating an equal to Gilgamesh who will stop his oppressing. Enkidu man who stop the god king . Enkidu’s a man who cover with hair and live in the wild with the animal, one day he got spotted by a trapper who later on will report him to the king because Enkidu destroy his house.The day after the encounter with Enkidu the trapper went to the king and tell him about a wild man who destroy his house, the king got interest about the story so he send a beautiful woman to tame the beast man.

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After the lady taming Enkidu , she bring him to the city, she show him how human live and how they enjoy they life, few day later she bring him to the king. The first moment the king see Enkidu he know that Enkidu is not a normal person so the king challenge Enkidu to a duel.

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The king challenge Enkidu in a fight, Enkidu acknowledges Gilgamesh's superior strength and they become friends. Few month later Enkidu and Gilgamesh travel to the cedar forest to kill the beast Humbaba . Both Gilgamesh and Enkidu have a big fight with the beast, they finally kill Humbaba . After the defected Humbaba they travel back to the city but during the travel Enkidu got sick and die, Gilgamesh was sad and he know that he will died one day.

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Fearful of his own death, he decides to seek Utnapishtim and learn the secret of eternal life. Among the few survivors of the Great flood, Utnapishtim and his wife are the only humans to have been granted immortality by the gods. Gilgamesh travel day and night to meet Urshanabi the ferryman, who will help him cross the sea to Utnapishtim . Before Gilgamesh got to meet Urshanabi he accidenly kill the Stone giant the only creature who can help cross the death sea. So Urshanabi told Gilgamesh to make 120 pushing poles to help them travel the death sea.

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When they reach the island where Utnapishtim lives, Gilgamesh recounts his story asking him for his help. Utnapishtim accept to help the king, he told Gilgamesh to not sleep for 7 days and watching a flower grow but right after Utnapishtim told the king to not sleep he went to sleep. So after failing the Utnapishtim task the king have no choice but to leave the island and back to his city.

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Among his way back to his city the king realizing that everyone has to die sometimes so he need to enjoy whatever he have right now and be a good king to make joy out of his people.

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