Gilgamesh Qualities

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Gilgamesh, a character in The Epic of Gilgamesh, is king of the city Uruk. Gilgamesh is the son of the priest of Uruk, who goes unnamed. Ninsun, a goddess known for her wisdom, is the mother of Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh’s mother may be a powerful goddess, however, Gilgamesh is not. Though not a god, Gilgamesh does possess some god-like qualities. First, one section of the story when the mighty king illustrates his god-like attributes is when the half-man, half-scorpion guards stared at him with their deadly stare and he survived, though a pure human would have died instantly. One of the guards exclaimed, “My wife, this man that stays upon the ground is two-thirds god; our look will do no harm to him.” The small segment of Gilgamesh’s DNA that

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