The Epic of Gilgamesh Author:Introduction by N.K. Sandars 'I am Gilgamesh who seized and killed the Bull of Heaven, I killed the watchmen of the cedar forest, I overthrew Humbaba who lived in the forest' Gilgamesh, King of Urk, and his companion Enkidu are the greatest of the heroes to have survived from the ancient literature of Babylon, immortalized in this epic poem that dates back to the third mi... more »llennium BC. Together they journey to the Cedar Forest, slay the monster Humbaba and defeat the Bull of Heaven. When Enkidu dies, Gilgamesh's grief and fear of death are such that they lead him to undertake a quest for eternal life. A timeless tale of morality, tragedy and pure adventure, The Epic of Gilgamesh is a landmark literary exploration of man's search for immortality.
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