The epic of Gilgamesh / translated by N.K. Sandars.Material type: TextLanguage: English Original language: Akkadian Series: Penguin classics | Penguin epics ; 1.Publication details: London : Penguin, 2006Description: vii, 71 pages ; 19 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0141026286; 9780141026282 (pbk.) :Uniform titles: Gilgamesh. Selections. English. Subject(s): Epic poetry, Assyro-Babylonian -- Translations into EnglishDDC classification: F
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The coming of Enkidu -- The forest journey -- Ishtar and Gilgamesh, and the death of Enkidu -- The search for everlasting life -- The story of the flood -- The return -- The death 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.