Gilgamesh the King

Gilgamesh the King

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Gilgamesh, half-god and half-man, in his loneliness and isolation becomes a cruel tyrant over the citizens of Uruk. To impress them forever he orders a great wall to be built, driving his people to exhaustion and despair so that they cry to the Sun God for help. In answer, another kind of man, Enkidu, is sent to earth to live among the animals and learn kindness from them. He falls in love with Shamhat, a singer from the temple, and he follows her back to Uruk. There, Enkidu, the "uncivilized" beast from the forest, shows the evil Gilgamesh through friendship what it means to be human.
Publisher: Montreal, Quebec ; Plattsburgh, N.Y. : Tundra Books, c1992
ISBN: 9780887764370
9780887762833
0887762832
Branch Call Number: j 398.21 Z53g
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 x 30 cm

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Gilgamesh is cruel tyrant over the citizens of Uruk. The Sun God sends Enkidu, another kind of man, to show the evil Gilgamesh what it means to be human.


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Nov 04, 2017

Great picture book of the legend of gilgamesh! Perfect to embellish a history lesson for grades 1-4!

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