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Gilgamesh chapter 3

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FC: Ishtar and Gilgamesh, and the death of Enkidu made by: Diasia & Brandon

1: I WILL proclaim to the world the deeds of Gilgamesh. This was the man to whom all things were known; this was the king who knew the countries of the world. When the gods created Gilgamesh they gave him a perfect body. they made him god and one third man.

2: When Gilgamesh had put on the crown, glorious Ishtar lifted her eyes, seeing the beauty of Gilgamesh. She said, ‘ Come to me Gilgamesh, and be my bridegroom; grant me seed of your body, let me be your bride and you shall be my husband. | Ishtar wanted to marry Gilgamesh and give him a great life and have children with him. Ishtar was the goddess of love and was irresistible to most men but Gilgamesh had rejected her and she had gotten mad. Ishtar had Gilgamesh brother killed.

4: Ishtar summoned a bull to come and destroy Gilgamesh and Gilgamesh had slaughtered the bull by shoving a sword through the bull's neck killing the bull. horns. The Bull of Heaven foamed in his face, it brushed him with the thick of its tail. Enkidu cried to Gilgamesh, 'my friend, we boasted that we would .leave enduring names behind us. Now thrust in your sword between the nape and the horns.' So Gilgamesh followed the Bull, he seized the thick of its tail, he thrust the sword between the nape and the horns and slew the Bull. When they had killed the Bull of Heaven they cut out its heart and gave it to Shamash, and the brothers rested.

5: When Gilgamesh had seen men drained of blood he started weeping and Gilgamesh had said “flowed. He opened his mouth and spoke to Enkidu: ‘Who is there in strong-walled Uruk who has wisdom like this? Strange things have been spoken, why does your heart speak strangely? The dream was marvelous but the terror was great; we must treasure the dream whatever the terror; for the dream has shown that misery comes at last to the healthy man, the end of life is sorrow.' And Gilgamesh lamented, ‘Now I will pray to the great gods, for my friend had anominous dream.” To Enkidu.

6: He touched his heart but it did not beat, nor did he lift his eyes again. When Gilgamesh touched his heart it did not beat. So Gilgamesh laid a veil, as one veils the bride, over his friend. He began to rage like a lion, like a lioness robbed of her whelps. This way and that he paced round the bed, he tore out his hair and strewed it around. He dragged of his splendid robes and flung them down as though they were abominations.

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  • Title: Gilgamesh chapter 3
  • Gilgamesh, Ishtar and Enkidu
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  • Published: about 9 years ago