Gilgamesh Research Paper

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Although my family is Christian, I do not necessarily consider myself religious, so I will be doing a myth from a different culture that I find interesting.

The Epic of Gilgamesh is a hero myth from ancient Mesopotamia and part of Mesopotamian religion. In the myth, Gilgamesh is part god, though mortal, and stronger than any man. He is the king of Uruk, but a very bad one and quite the opposite of a hero. To help put a stop to Gilgamesh's misbehavior, Aruru, the god of creation, creates a man of equal strength: Enkidu. Eventually, the two become friends and go on an adventure to defeat the monster Humbaba to prove their worth and later, kill the Bull of Heaven after Ishtar, the goddess of love, is angered and sends the bull to destroy Gilgamesh.

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