HIST 2301 - MIDTERM GUIDE PART 1
HIST 2301 - MIDTERM GUIDE PART 1 HIST 2301 - 001
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HIST 2301 MIDTERM GUIDE PART 1 The Epic of Gilgamesh Who: Gilgamesh. He was 2/3 god, 1/3 man. Created by the gods. He takes everyone’s virginity before they get married. Young, arrogant, great builder, people complained that he was a jerk, people prayed to the gods and they responded by making the equal of Gilgamesh, his reflection, Enkidu. Who: Enkidu was a wild man, Aruru made him out of clay, equal in strength, power, beauty, and knowledge. Lives in the forest, runs with gazelles, and terrifies the trappers. Gilgamesh best friend. What: A trapper goes to his father and tell him that there’s a beast in the forest and the father tells him to go to the city and bring a harlot to lay with Enkidu. Then the trapper goes to Gilgamesh and ask the same thing and he said the same, to bring a harlot to lay with Enkidu. Both the father and Gilgamesh already knew that women can tame men and Enkidu sleep with her for a week and try to go back to the animals and they reject it, he has no more energy in his legs, can’t run as fast as before. A man goes to Enkidu because he’s going to get married but before that, Gilgamesh has to take her virginity and Enkidu is mad because he wants to do something about it. Gilgamesh and Enkidu get into a big fight because Gilgamesh is about to go to the bride’s house to take her virginity. There was a big destruction. At the end of the fight Gilgamesh and Enkidu become best friends. Now they are in the city and they are bored. Gilgamesh wanted to be remembered forever, he wanted immortality and be famous and they go off to a great adventure. They traveled for a long distance. They started to get sleepy, having nightmares, tired, and want to get back but Gilgamesh says: He who leaves the fight unfinished is not at peace. Therefore, they keep going. They are going to fight Humbaba, Gilgamesh calls Shamash to call the winds to be help him. Humbaba is about to be defeated but he said to Gilgamesh that he will be his servant, just don’t kill him but Enkidu said to Gilgamesh that Humbaba was lying so they needed to kill him and he killed Humbaba. That was their first great adventure in the forest. The stars and gods are interested in Gilgamesh because he killed the monster of the Cedar Forest, Humbaba. Later the goddess Ishtar has a crush on Gilgamesh and ask him to marry her but he rejects her. She gets angry and borrows the Bull of Heaven from her father but Gilgamesh and Enkidu killed him. Enkidu had a dream that he or Gilgamesh had to die because they killed Humbaba and the Bull of Heaven. Afterwards Enkidu gets mysteriously ill and dies. Gilgamesh feels so bad that he decides to go to talk to Utanapishtim. He goes to the underworld and there he is helped by Urshanabi (the ferryman) to cross the Waters of Death. Finally, after a long journey, he meets Utanapishtim but he said that only Enlil and his wife were granted immortality. Gilgamesh is challenged to not sleep for a week but he fails and the he leaves; then Gilgamesh find a flower that will restore his youth (advised by the Utanapishtim). He goes back home and put it on the ground while he takes a bath and a serpent eats it. End. The story is unfinished since tablets are still missing. Enkidu: a wild man, Aruru made him out of clay, equal in strength, power, beauty and knowledge. Lives in the forest, rides the gazelles and terrifies the trappers
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