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Gilgamesh possesses many of the classic characteristics of the hero, which set him apart from ordinary people. His first heroic characteristic is his ancestry. He is two thirds divine and one third human. Many heroes in ancient epics share this characteristic of partially divine ancestry. He is also a king; most heroes in epics ...

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One reason that Gilgamesh is such an epic hero would reside in his mere birth. Gilgamesh was described as ""Two thirds they made him god and one third man." This enables him to be perceived as more than a man, but not quite an immortal. The next best thing would be an epic hero, someone who is capable of great ...

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We then learn that Gilgamesh is two-thirds god and one-third man. This is a very pivotal fact and the key to all of the specific accomplishments and adventures to follow: It makes Gilgamesh heroic. The only problem is that his human heritage means that he must face mortality and die. An important theme is revealed here: ...

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Because the scorpion guard was shocked by Gilgamesh's bravery, agility, strength and rock-climbing skills, he allowed him to pass through the gate at the pinnacle of the mountain. The scorpion guard wished Gilgamesh well on his future journeys and hoped the gods would be with him. Gilgamesh was a hero because he ...

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I love reading the story of Gilgamesh! Here's how it goes: The people of Uruk[, Mesopotamia] were constantly complaining to the gods about Gilgamesh, their arrogant king. In order to appease them, Aruru, the goddess of creation, sculpted out of clay a man, Enkidu, to be Gilgamesh's rival. Enkidu lived like a ...

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The hero of our tale: a cocky, selfish young king who befriends a half man/half beast, goes on fantastic adventures with him. When his new, beloved friend dies, Gilgamesh realizes there's no room in life to be a cocky, selfish king. So, he pulls it together and becomes a wise and admired ruler. Okay, so at the start of the epic  ...

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Gilgamesh just kills Humbaba to look stronger even though Humbaba is not doing any harm to anyone. Gilgamesh also kills the bull that belonged to Istar. When he kills the bull, he disrespecting the Gods by destroying their property. Another reason why these trials to not make Gilgamesh a hero is because they are not ...

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Before they left on their journey, Gilgamesh asked the god Shamash for help. Shamash agreed to make the heroes' journey go smoothly and to keep away any storms or poisonous snakes that might disrupt their travels. In addition, Gilgamesh and Enkidu asked for the blessing of Gilgamesh's mother, the goddess Ninsun.

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Here is my understanding of how he came to be acclaimed a hero, along with my own opinion of his feats: * In brawls, he beat all who came up against him. I k...