Utnapishtim In Gilgamesh

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Each story contains an individual who is selected by a deity to build an ark and survive the flood. Utnapishtim is the chosen one in the epic of Gilgamesh. The god Ea comes to him in a dream and says “... tear down your house and build a boat, abandon possessions and look for life, despise worldly goods and save your soul alive. These are the measurements of the barque as you shall build her… then take up into the boat the seed of all living creatures.” In order to keep humankind and all the other living animals on earth alive, Ea chose Utnapishtim to be the one to build the ark and survive. Noah and Nuh are similar to Utnapishtim because they are both warned by some deity to build an ark and take their families and animals. Noah is the chosen character in the Genesis. God said to…show more content…
Nuh was also selected by a god, Allah, to save some people and animals from the flood. Nuh is sent as a prophet of Allah to warn the people that if they do not serve Allah and only Allah, they will perish. Nuh says to the people “O my people! Tell me if I have with me clear proof from my Lord, and He has granted me mercy from Himself… Allah only will bring it to you if He please, and you will not escape… He is your Lord, and to Him shall you be returned.” Nuh tells the people that Allah has already warned him of the flood and is sparing him because he is a believer and is dedicated to Allah. Nuh’s duty is to warn the nonbelievers, to try to get them to believe before the mass destruction of the flood. Once the people don’t believe him, he builds his ark to house his family and pairs of animals. Each religious text contains a chosen character to carry out the wishes of the gods/God. However the Gods of the people and the rewards for carrying out the requests of the Gods are different in each
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