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Sites about The Epic of Gilgamesh

by Anonymous (International: Pre-1500)

The Sumerian tale of the flood and its hero, Gilgamesh.

Critical sites about The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Flood of Noah and the Flood of Gilgamesh
While this essay is from a creationist perspective, it contains some useful analysis and historical data, including a chart comparing details from the two flood stories.
Contains: Historical Context, Content Analysis, Bibliography,
Author: Frank Lorey, M.A.
Storytelling, the Meaning of Life, and The Epic of Gilgamesh
An essay on the epic. "To see for ourselves the meaning of a story, we need, first of all, to look carefully at what happens in the story; that is, we need to look at it as if the actions and people it describes actually took place or existed. We can articulate the questions raised by a character's actions and discuss the implications of their consequences. But we need to consider, too, how a story is put together -- how it uses the conventions of language, of events with beginnings and endings, of description, of character, and of storytelling itself to reawaken our sensitivity to the real world. The real world is the world without conventions, the unnameable, unrepresentable world -- in its continuity of action, its shadings and blurrings of character, its indecipherable patterns of being. The stories that mean most to us bring us back to our own unintelligible and yet immeasurably meaningful lives."
Contains: Bibliography, Content Analysis
Author: Arthur A. Brown
From: Exploring Ancient World Cultures

Other (non-critical) sites about The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Assyro-Babylonian Mythology FAQ
A summary of the epic is a part of this FAQ. The FAQ also has a bibliography of sources on Babylonian and Assyrian mythology and religion, some of which refer particularly to Gilgamesh.
Contains: Plot Summary, Bibliography
Author: Christopher B. Siren
Author: Christopher B. Siren
Gilgamesh Summary
A detailed summary of one version of the epic, derived from Akkadian tablets. Includes questions for readers to consider, and links to related texts and topics.
Contains: Plot Summary, Content Analysis
Author: Richard Hooker
From: World Cultures: An Internet Classroom and Anthology
Author: Richard Hooker
From: World Cultures: An Internet Classroom and Anthology
Sumerian Mythology FAQ
Another summary of the epic is contained in this FAQ.
Contains: Plot Summary
Author: Christopher Siren
Author: Christopher Siren

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