Enkidu then enters the city of Uruk during a great celebration.

I will go before thee, though thy mouth calls to me; ‘thou art afraid to approach.’ I will establish my name, for before Gilgamesh has fallen the corpse of Humbaba, the terrible one!

This adjustment in Gilgamesh's behavior shows his modesty and the morality throughout the story.

To do this the trappers father sends him to Uruk to see Gilgamesh to "extol the strength of this wild man." (20) Gilgamesh and the trappers father felt they must tempt the beast with a "woman's power" (20) to "overpower this man" (20) to ensure their way of life.


Shamash promises her that he will watch out for Gilgamesh's life.

In this narrative poem, we get glimpses of who Gilgamesh is and what his purposes and goals are.

enthused by the act of love.
An important lesson learnt in the Epic of Gilgamesh is that love is a powerful bond that binds the world together, and also to accept one own mortality just like


Gilgamesh chose to be unfair to his people....

Although the story of “Gilgamesh” revolves around themes of masculinity and brotherhood--with its male prerogative, its composers develop several strong female characters which suggest women have great influence in a male-dominated, Mesopotamian society.

The epic begins with Gilgamesh terrorizing the people of Uruk.

The poem, which is divided into twelve tablets, starts off with Gilgamesh being a vicious tyrant, one who “would leave no son to his father… no girl to her mother”(Gilgamesh 101), and as for newly married couples “was to join with the girl that night”(Gilgamesh 109) transitions to by the end of the story an...

From this, Gilgamesh finds himself being scared of dying.

In the Akkadian Gilgamesh Epic, Enkidu is said to have lived with gazelles and jostled other wild beasts at the watering place, until civilized by Aruru's harlot....

The characters of Enkidu and Gilgamesh are strong males.

Enkidu shouts at Humbaba that the two of them are much stronger than the demon, but Humbaba, who knows Gilgamesh is a king, taunts the king for taking orders from a nobody like Enkidu.

The roles of women in Gilgamesh are submissive and subtle.

On his knees, with Gilgamesh's sword at his throat, Humbaba begs for his life and offers Gilgamesh all the tress in the forest and his eternal servitude.

Enkidu is a mighty force to confront.

But before he dies, Humbaba screams out a curse on Enkidu: "Of you two, may Enkidu not live the longer, may Enkidu not find any peace in this world!"