Gilgamesh As A Hero

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Gilgamesh is a hero because of the tasks he takes on to find glory and wisdom. The qualities he possess are being a great warrior, having courage, and being able to become wise by learning from his experiences. Deeds that Gilgamesh does are kill the giant Humbaba, helped defeat the Bull of Heaven that was sent to destroy his city and kill him, and learned what it takes to get immortality. The gods are necessary in Gilgamesh’s life when he needs their help for killing Humbaba, or if he needs advice on something. The gods don't detract from Gilgamesh’s heroism because he still needs his own power to finish his tasks. For example, Humbaba was only trapped for a little while by the god’s power and Gilgamesh was the one who had to strike the blow
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