A legend from Ancient Mesopotamia, the Epic of Gilgamesh is the earliest surviving heroic epic and is very much Older Than Dirt. While not the first example . La Epopeya narra las aventuras del rey Gilgamesh de Uruk, personaje historico que debio gobernar la ciudad entorno al a.C., y de su amigo y companero. ‘A epopeia de Gilgamesh’, o famoso rei de Uruk, na Mesopotâmia, provém de uma era totalmente esquecida até o século passado. Estes poemas têm direito a .

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It was written in epido dialect of Akkadian that was used for literary purposes. After a lacuna, Gilgamesh talks to Siduri about his quest and his journey to meet Utnapishtim here called Uta-na’ishtim. The Deluge tablet of the Gilgamesh epic in Akkadian. This epic took place in Uruk a long time ago. When I look at all Gilgamesh has done,all I see is a selfish demigod who cared more about obtaining glory than he did serving and protecting his people.

One day she held, and -a second day on the mountain of Nisir she held fast and did not budge. In complete darkness he follows the road for 12 “double hours”, managing to complete the trip before the Sun catches up with him.

Épico de Gilgamesh

The mountains quake with the tumult and the sky turns black. The main point seems to be that when Enlil granted eternal life it was a unique gift. He is part god and believes he has no equal. Get Known if you don’t have an account.

I rate this book 1 star. I hated having to read this book for class. If you are like me and wonder how some books became “classics” when they are horrible stories with terrible people who are not likeable and totally unbelievable storylines you will probably add this to that list. They all have this cycle where the hero d I disliked the book the Epic of Gilgamesh translated by David Ferry because I found it too predictable.


I had to read it for school.

This page was last edited on 13 Decemberat But this one is still a valued classic. This was not a book I would have chosen on my own but I had to because we were reading it in school. Despite warnings from Enkidu and the council of elders, Gilgamesh is not deterred. In a second dream, however, he sees himself being taken captive to the Netherworld by a terrifying Angel of Death. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Gilgamesh, two-thirds god and one-third man, is oppressing his people, who cry out to the gods for help.

I gilgaesh this book because my background in the classics is almost completely absent and I’m trying to fix that. In some versions he sleeps with the grooms too. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The text on the Old Babylonian Meissner fragment the larger surviving fragment of the Sippar tablet has been used to reconstruct possible earlier forms of the Epic of Gilgameshand it gipgamesh been suggested that a “prior form of the story — earlier even than that preserved on the Old Babylonian fragment — may well have ended with Siduri sending Gilgamesh back to Uruk Of all that we read, this was torture.

His adventures where for his own benefit and not for the good of his people. It’s probably extremely unfair for me to rate this book.

Epic of Gilgamesh – Wikipedia

The discovery of artifacts c. The East Face of Helicon: The Hague, The Netherlands: Return to Book Page. Siduri attempts to dissuade Gilgamesh in his quest for immortality, urging him to be content with the simple pleasures of life.


When I read, I like to learn and feel and wonder, and Gilgameeh didn’t experience any of that when reading this one. Journal of Cuneiform Studies.

Partially overlapping the standard version tablets IX—X. This book was just another book with a happy ending. Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta Enmerkar and En-suhgir-ana.

I never think about death until someone I love dies–and then I think I’m the only creature who ever experienced loss! Modern Encounters With the Ancient Epic It had very little detail and it all went gilgamfsh too quickly. These stories then diverged in the retelling. The tablet ends with Gilgamesh questioning Enkidu about what he has seen in the underworld.

Shamhat is a priestess who gives her body to any man in honor of Ishtar? The Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic: The god Shamash sends 13 winds to bind Humbaba, and he is captured.

The Epic of Gilgamesh. Only a few tablets of it have survived. His entire family went aboard together with his craftsmen and “all the animals of the field”. His friend’s death only serves to awaken Gilgamesh’s own fear of dying — curse those one-third mortal genes! A violent storm then arose which caused the terrified gods to retreat to the heavens.