Gilgamesh the King

Gilgamesh the King

Book - 1992
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Gilgamesh, half-god and half-man, in his loneliness and isolation becomes a cruel tyrant over the citizens of Uruk. To impress them forever he orders a great wall to be built, driving his people to exhaustion and despair so that they cry to the Sun God for help. In answer, another kind of man, Enkidu, is sent to earth to live among the animals and learn kindness from them. He falls in love with Shamhat, a singer from the temple, and he follows her back to Uruk. There, Enkidu, the "uncivilized" beast from the forest, shows the evil Gilgamesh through friendship what it means to be human.
Publisher: Montreal : Tundra Books, c1992
ISBN: 9780887762833
Branch Call Number: J 398.20935 Zeman 05jv 01
Characteristics: [24] p. :,col. ill. ;,27 x 30 cm


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