The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

The Epic of Gilgamesh – Tablets XI and XII

Study the brickwork, study the fortification;climb the ancient staircase to the terrace; study how it is made; from the terrace seethe planted and fallow fields, the ponds and orchards. (See Important Quotations Explained) Summary Gilgamesh realizes that the old man is Utnapishtim, the very person he has been seeking. So he poses the question that …

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The Epic of Gilgamesh – Character List

id=”Gilgamesh”> Gilgamesh – King of Uruk, the strongest of men, and the personification of all human virtues. A brave warrior, fair judge, and ambitious builder, Gilgamesh surrounds the city of Uruk with magnificent walls and erects its glorious ziggurats, or temple towers. Two-thirds god and one-third mortal, Gilgameshis undone by grief when his beloved companion Enkidu dies, …

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