• I have recently read two different versions of Gilgamesh. One is The Epic of Gilgamesh, the Penguin classics version edited by Andrew George, and the other is the more flowing version by Stephen Mitchell. As much as I love the story, I have come to realize that I do not yet understand it.

    It’s not that I don’t follow the flow of the action. We are introduced to Gilgamesh as being a bad king, one who viewed the people in Uruk as his possessions. He abused them and took advantage of them, until they begged for relief and their lamentations were heard by the gods, who then created Enkidu, who brought some stability.


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