The Epic of Gilgamesh

Book - 2006
The Epic of Gilgamesh
A great king, strong as the stars in Heaven. Enkidu, a wild and mighty hero, is created by the gods to challenge the arrogant King Gilgamesh. But instead of killing each other, the two become friends. Travelling together to the Cedar Forest, they fight and slay the evil monster Humbaba. But when Enkidu is killed, his death haunts and breaks the mighty Gilgamesh. Terrified of mortality, he resolves to find the secret of eternal life...

Publisher: London : Penguin, 2006
ISBN: 9780141026282
Branch Call Number: 892.1 G473e 2006
Characteristics: vii, 71 p. ;,19 cm
Additional Contributors: Sandars, N. K. (Nancy K.)


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Join the discussion on Nov. 16, 2014. The oldest known epic in the world. Gilgamesh, the semi¬divine ruler of Uruk, is a larger¬than¬life bully and abuser of his people. To tame the arrogant king, the gods create the wild and handsome Enkidu. But after Enkidu and Gilgamesh become fast friends, th... Read More »

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