reciprocating as Inanna, the Great Goddess of Love and Battle dictated. View Entire Discussion (18 Comments) More posts from the SapphoAndHerFriend community. (somebody draw that pleasei don’t know what it looks like but i’m sure it’s awesomemaybe there is a rainbow and maybe the rainbow is MADE OF BLOOD)anyway they handle the bull to pieces in a matter of secondsand then steal its hornswhich are made of lapis lazuliwhich pretty much EVERYTHING in this poem is made of by the wayand then they high five so hard that another thousand or so people diebut that is okay because FRIENDSHIP, BUT ALL IS NOT WELL MY FRIENDSusually it is Gilgamesh who has all the dreamsbut tonight it is ENKIDU’S TURN TO HAVE THE DREAMShe dreams that the gods are all sitting around talkingand they are like fuck manEnkidu and Gilgamesh are a two-man meat grinder for all our best abominationsthis should maybe stop?also maybe Shamash needs to stop helping them?and Shamash is like shit sorry guyshow about I make it up to you by killing one of themand the gods are like ok but which one do we killwe can’t kill Gilgamesh his name is in the titleoh shit wait HOW ABOUT ENKIDUyeah that works, so then Enkidu wakes up like THERE IS NO POSSIBLE WAY TO INTERPRET THIS FAVORABLYWAAAAAH I’M GONNA DIEFUCK EVERYONEand then he gets real sick and he dieshe doesn’t even get to go down in a super metal way or anythingand then Gilgamesh gets SUPER SAD, now guyswe all know about the nine stages of grief or whateverbut those are for CHUMPSGilgamesh’s grieving process has different steps:1 – cry about it2 – make everyone else cry about it3 – seek immortalityTRY THIS THE NEXT TIME YOUR CAT DIES, so gilgamesh goes running around all the fuck everywhereand he does this shit for so long he explodes his clothesand has to beat animals to death and rip off their skin so he’s not nakedor really just because he feels like itand he talks shit to some scorpion dudeswho let him walk through a mountainand the sun is like chasing him kind ofand he walks for twelve “double hours”so twenty four hours i guessand then he sees a garden made out of jewels and shitwait did he just wander into that cave from aladdin?oops no no he didn’tbecause then he emerges out the other sideand he finds THE WATERS OF DEATHYESSSSwait hold onif I was seeking immortalitythe waters of death would NOT BE THE FIRST PLACE I LOOKEDbut anway there is an inn therebut the inkeeper chick is freaked the fuck out because Gilgamesh LOOKS LIKE A GODDAMN PSYCHOPATHbut eventually he threatens her enough that she tells him how to get across the waterand then he threatens the fuck out of the guy who can get him across the waterbut in the process he breaks all the stone giants that can actually cross the watercause it is the waters of DEATH rememberthis is not the kind of water you fuck around withso then Gilgamesh has to go make more boat suppliesbut then finally THEY ACTUALLY START SAILING, so they get to the other sidewhich is where Gilgamesh was trying to get apparentlyi have no idea how he figured out where this place wasbut there’s this dude there called Utnapishtimand he’s like whoa who the fuck are youand Gilgamesh is like I’M GILGAMESH MOTHERFUCKERMY BEST PAL DIED SO NOW I WANNA BE IMMORTALHOOK A BROTHER UP?and Utnapishtim is like seriously?you’re fucking shitting me right?that has got to be the most weaksauce reason anyone has given me to do anything EVERbut anyway let me tell you my life story, SUMMARY:UTNAPISHTIM IS NOAHEXCEPT HE SAVES A LOT MORE HUMANSAND EVERYONE DRINKS A LOT MORE BOOZEAND THEN HE GETS TO BE IMMORTAL AFTERWARDS THE END, so after he finishes his storyUtnapishtim is just like so you see my friendi got to be immortalbut it was a fuckton of workand frankly i don’t think the gods are down to do that shit againyou may want to just step the fuck off and die like a manin fact i think that is exactly what you should do, but joke’s on Utnapishtim because GILGAMESH GOT SO BORED HE FELL ASLEEPbut actually joke’s on Gilgameshbecause Utnapishtim just uses this as more proof Gilgamesh shouldn’t be immortaland rubs his face in it by baking a ton of bread and putting it next to his faceso that when he wakes up SEVEN DAYS LATERhe sees all this moldy bread and he is like ew grossguess i’ve been asleep for a while huhand Utnapishtim is like PRAAAAANKED, so then Gilgamesh is like man oki guess i’m just gonna mope on home nowand Utnapishtim feels kind of bad about it and is like wait dudethere is a plant at the bottom of the oceanif you eat it it will make you young againyou should get that shitand Gilgamesh is like YOU DON’T HAVE TO TELL ME TWICEand then he ties some fucking rocks to his feetand sinks himself to the bottom of the ocean(again i do not see this as the behavior of a dudewho is trying to not die)and he gets this plantand he’s like SWEET BEANSTOTALLY GONNA TEST IT ON SOME OLD DUDES WHEN I GET HOMEbut then he stops to take a bath and a snake steals itand then eventually he gets old and diesmiserable and aloneor maybe content and surrounded by whoresthe epic is not clear on this part, so basicallyEnkidu wouldn’t have died if that chick hadn’t boned him and then made him take a showerand Gilgamesh would’ve had eternal youthif he hadn’t stopped for a fucking bathso the moral of the storyis hygiene is for mortals. When the daylight came Enkidu got up and cried to Gilgamesh, ‘O my brother, such a dream I had last night. The latter get spoilt enough and grows up to be into something called arrogance. Shamhat plays the integral role in Tablet I, of taming the wild man Enkidu, who was created by the gods as the rival to the mighty Gilgamesh.Shamhat was a sacred temple prostitute or harimtu. ... No, because he knows that Ishtar has had many lovers and that she is not faithful to. 1. Enkidu's and Gilgamesh's love for each other does not necessarily mean it was sexual, as The Epic of Gilgamesh does not explicitly talk about their sexuality. Title: History's First Lovers Fandom: The Epic of Gilgamesh Pairing: Gilgamesh/Enkidu Author: ninurta Email: [email protected] 12-8-09 – I have found THE MOST AWESOME BOOK: When Heroes Love: The Ambiguity of Eros in the Stories of Gilgamesh and David. First, it was told as a cycle of independent poems in the Sumerian language. Enkidu and Gilgamesh have a mutually supportive and equal relationship that is showcased by their journey of companionship. Slash purely subtextual, but yeah, Gilgamesh/Enkidu bromance everywhere. for summing up the flood story in 4 lines. Mentor The Epic of Gilgamesh shows the history of a king. He also wasn’t respectful. Epic of Gilgamesh depicts its main hero as being a two-thirds god. He was created by the Gods. What must Gilgamesh due in the test by Utnapishtim. The relationship between Enkidu and Gilgamesh. @Calandra: Rule 34. A quote from Elie Wiesel reads, “friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. He is sent down from the heavens to rival the tyrant king GILGAMESH and challenge his quest to live forever. 235. Azar Nafisi: And the keeper of the forest, Humbaba, is ugly and, in a sense, evil. First of all, their friendship seems to be an epitome for human relationships and brotherhood: Gilgamesh and Enkidu are at the same time friends, brothers, comrades in their heroic feats, and almost lovers in the feelings they have for each other. Also, per David Damrosch’s The Buried Book, one of the main reasons Gilgamesh was there to be rediscovered in Ashurbanipal’s library is that this Assyrian emperor of the early 600s BCE, Esarhaddon, was clinically paranoid and didn’t trust his scribes to write things down all cockamamie. Enkidu is a man who was created to tame gilgamesh. The Ambiguity of Eros in the Stories of Gilgamesh and David. After this marathon of love, Enkidu finds that he has lost his raw animal strength, having instead gained the consciousness and intellect of a human being. Particularly the bonds between characters can enhance the plot by providing the readers with an ability to connect with the characters and by enhancing the peculiarities within the narrative. He is fought twice: the first being in earlier pages and the last, almost near the end. I would much rather see him and Enkidu on the silver screen than Antman. 200. The journeys and battles they face really show the parallels between the two characters and how their personalities mesh together as if they were one person at times but also flipping roles in certain situations. The love Gilgamesh feels for his lifelong companion uplifts him and makes better, while the loss of his beloved friend greatly deranges him but eventually makes him wiser and more caring. The tablet unfortunately breaks off at this point, but we can probably catch the general drift of what Enkidu is about to say: the … Gilgamesh has just returned from slaying a demi-god and is being hailed throughout the city. that was it, DONE. For example, when Gilgamesh spurns Ishtar, the goddess of love, with flowery, allusive insults, Enkidu merely hurls a piece of meat in her face. 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