Odyssey And Gilgamesh Similarities

322 Words2 Pages
There are many similarities and differences between the Greek mythological epic, “The Odyssey”, and the Mesopotamian mythological epic, “The Epic of Gilgamesh” when you talk about death and the underworld/afterlife. I will be talking about the comparison of both encounters with the underworld and how the both take on the topic of death. From what we know the underworld and afterlife is a major part of a lot of religious cultures around the world such as the Greeks and the Mesopotamians. A difference we see is that the Greeks believe in a bad life after you die and go to the underworld. On the other hand, the Mesopotamians sort of have a fear to die especially if it was not of an epic or heroic death. In the “Epic of Gilgamesh,” Gilgamesh realizes
Open Document