Gilgamesh v. Genesis

the flood in Genesis is clearly connected to the deeds of the people. Noah is saved because of his righteousness, as he was "blameless among the people of his time,


the Epic of Gilgamesh. As more research was uncovered, it was found that this epic dated back to ancient Sumerian times. Even more important, many of the accounts recorded in

“Comparison between Gilgamesh and Genesis”

humans; there is no pantheon of gods. In Gilgamesh, there is a pre-existing pantheon which not only is responsible for the creation of the world and humanity, but also interacts

A Comparison Between the Flood in Genesis and the Flood in the Epic of Gilgamesh

detail. (There have been many attempts to reconstruct a replica ark, based on these instructions, which are informative enough to allow a fairly good image of the ark to be

Mortality in Life and Literature

part in the morality game. People have tried to invent ways to prolong life and they have been marginally successful. There are more people reaching the age of 100 than

The Epic of Gilgamesh

seventh century library of Assurbanipal, antiquary and last great king of the Assyrian Empire. He sent out his servants to search the archives of Babylon, Uruk and Nippur to copy

Gilgamesh, Enkidu and the Gods: “The Epic of Gilgamesh”

shepherd of Uruk-Haven, is he the shepherd. ... bold, eminent, knowing, and wise! Gilgamesh does not leave a girl to her mother(?) The daughter of the warrior, the bride of

Gilgamesh and Achilles

and oppresses his people harshly" (Hooker). In this he is essentially cruel and arrogant and his people cry out to the gods for help against this leader. They send a

Women in David Ferry’s Giglamesh

plead to the goddess Azuru, insisting that, "Neither the fathers son nor the wife of the noble is safe in Uruk; neither the mothers daughter nor the warriors bride is

Comparison of Gilgamesh and The Odyssey

Ulysses. Comparison of Gilgamesh and The Odyssey In both stories one can see very similar lifestyles maintained by the primary characters. They are both leaders and while Ulysses

Moment of Epiphany in Epic of Gilgamesh

maintained a constant vigil. The death of his friend plunged Gilgamesh into a grief he had never known. As humans must, Gilgamesh sought to rationalize Enkidus suffering and

Analysis of “Epic of Gilgamesh” (Tablets IX-XI)

successfully "bring back his friend, lift him out of his indifference to human life" (Young-Mason 347). Gilgamesh hears the story of

Gilgamesh and Homeric Heroes

at the same time he is a monster to his people, an arrogant man in the beginning who takes any woman he wants. The people plead with the gods to

Enkidu in the Epic of Gilgamesh

so he takes his focus off of the people. This creature is Enkidu. Enkidu was very much a creature, an animal of sorts, with great powers of strength. He was

Gilgamesh/Civilization v. Wilderness

individual who is living a natural existence in the wild to that of someone who can be the companion of a king (Jager, 2001). In his natural state, Enkidu roamed