Gilgamesh Picture

Gilgamesh (Mentioned among ancient greeks as Gilgamos), the fifth king of Uruk (also known as Unug or Erech), is a semigod and hero in both Babylonian and earlier Sumerian tradition. Two thirds god and a third man, Gilgamesh was the son of the goddess Ninsuna and another hero of Sumerian literature, Lugalbanda, who reigned Erech after Enmerkar.

Mostly known by "The Epic of Gilgamesh", Gilgamesh has inspired most of the later heroes, such as the greeks Odysseus, Heracles and Achilles.

In this drawing, Gilgamesh is depicted in his traditional lion cloak. On his adventures alongside his friend Enkidu, Gilgamesh slain Huwawa, the guardian of the Cedar Forest, defeated the Scorpion Men guarding the Mashu mountains and defeated Gugalanna, the Bull of Heaven, besides other deeds he came across in order to search for immortality -which he physically did not find. But history shall remember the tale of Gilgamesh through the Sumerian scripts, thus somehow earning him the much sought after immortality.

In the Cuetzpalin Mythos, Gilgamesh also plays an important role in the past, as the king of the Sumerian city of Uruk and as a servant to Anu (and the Anunnaki, by extension), who sought knowledge which the Macabraics, even those from the Frashokeretian Alliance which Anu participated in, forbid for any mortals.

Gilgamesh has a tale of tragedy driven by the relentless quest for knowledge, what makes difference in one's life is that search for knowledge, that in exchange of comfort which most people like, drives one into feeding its own will-power through constant tests that ultimately drives this into a hard, never satisfying but enjoyable life, no matter if in life it's recognized.
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