Gilgamesh and Enkidu. Quest Fail. Epic Heroes. First Words.

Sumer is an Ancient Land. A Land where Legend says Men, Women and Gods… mixed freely, sometimes joyously it seems. Though not for our Heroes in Shiro’s latest seek and search. GILGAMESH. ENKIDU. Two of our First Heroes. Epic… cos they failed… though… found a friend in need… indeed… Seeking answers to Heritage, Lineage… Eternal Life… too. Herein. Our World Legends retold. Part One. photocredit/thanks:wikimedia

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Sumer is an Ancient Land. A Land where Legend says Men, Women and Gods… mixed freely, sometimes joyously it seems. Though not for our Heroes in Shiro’s latest seek and search. GILGAMESH. ENKIDU. Two of our First Heroes. Epic… cos they failed… though… found a friend in need… indeed… Seeking answers to  Heritage, Lineage… Eternal Life… too. Herein. Our World Legends retold. Part One. photocredit/thanks:wikimedia

 

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The Epic Legend of GILGAMESH is one of the Oldest Known… Epics.

A Tale that crossed Social boundaries.

 

This is Tablet V of the Epic of Gilgamesh. Meeting Humbwaba with Enkidu at the Cedar Forest. Currently at the Sulaymaniyah Museum, Iraqi Kurdistan. photocredit/thanks:wikimedia

 

‘Tween Heaven and Earth.

Gilgamesh and Enkidu.

Quest Fail.

Epic Heroes…

… is a theme many later emulated.

The-

First Words…

hereof- are of:..

An Epic of two heroic… parts.

This is the First… hereof and herein.

 

(…The Second thereof… therein… is avail a lil’ later…)

 

Sumer… Was… map. photocredit/thanks:arthistorysummerize

 

SUMER is one of of Oldest Civilisations within the Modern Period.

Many Firsts of Society and Tradition developed in these Lands.

 

Before that of Pharaonic Egypt… Sumer was.

A place… full of the Olden Gods.

 

King Gilgamesh himself… was not an Olden God…

…they say.

A Demi-God… he was.

From Sumer.

 

A Child of Divinity and of Earth.

A Parent from each realm.

So Our World Legends, say.

 

He found refuge and solace… in neither… btw.

 

A Friend however… he found.

Enkidu.

 

 

The Olden Gods.

 

The Legends say the Olden Gods were… here Before us.

The Legends say the Olden Gods were… Larger than Life.

The Legends are too,.. oft obscure… from Whence they came.

 

  • Pre-dynastic.
  • Larger.
  • Origins… unknown.

 

?Unknown… it seems… and Our World LEGENDS.?. Herein. photocredit/thanks:pinterest

 

A… GREAT GOD… So the LEGENDS say. BIG…FEET too it seems indeed. photocredit/thanks:kistineru

 

Pre-dynastic.

Larger.

Origins… unknown.

 

Modern Science says:..

…In the Pre-Dynastic Times;..

The Tombs and Graves of Upper Egypt contained…

 

“…Anatomical remains of a People whose Skulls were of a greater size and whose bodies were larger than those of the Natives…”

…and whose;…

…Racial Origin… is unknown and the Route they took in their penetration of Egypt equally obscure…

 

…Vis 1961 ARCHAIC EYGPT pg.39etc W.B.EMERY(click)

 

Imagine that.

 

  • Pre-dynastic.
  • Larger.
  • Origins… unknown.

 

A DUO OF GIANTS… Erecting it seems… A Stone Needle fit for a Queen… Cleopatra perhaps indeed. photocredit/thanks:muhammadabdo

 

Olden Gods… found it seems,.. Shiro style.

In Egypt… and Sumer.

 

The historical importance of this GIANT fact lies in recognising that in another of our early civilisations:..

The SAME UNKNOWN RACE Was There From The EARLIEST TIMES;..

…for…

 

“…People allied in type to the Big-headed Pre-Dynastic Egyptians are to be found buried in the Early Sumerian graves of Mesopotamia…”

 

…Vis HENRY FIELD-THE ANTIQUITY OF MAN IN SOUTHWESTERN ASIA …

…pg55 AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGIST JOURNAL.(click)

 

Divine Dreams it seems indeed.

Giant-like.

 

Olden Gods get and got around… so these Legends say.

 

Our World Legends oft call these such… the Gods and Goddesses… photocredit/thanks:gk12

 

The Kutha TabletsLEGEND OF CREATION ” which appears originally recorded in the Chaldean/Babylonian city of Kutha at it’s Temple of Sitlam in the Sanctuary of the Sumerian GOD NERGAL;..

…tells further and more of a Race of Divine Warrior Demons; of –

 

” Men with the bodies of birds of the desert, human beings with the faces of ravens, these the GREAT GODS CREATED, and in the EARTH the GODS created for them a dwelling. TIAMAT gave unto them strength, their life, the MISTRESS OF THE GODS raised. In the midst of the EARTH they grew up and became GREAT and increased their number.

Seven KINGS, brothers of the same family, six thousand were there people  “. (emphasis  added)

 

  • Pre-dynastic.
  • Larger.
  • Origins… unknown.

 

  • MUTANT.?.GIANT.?. GODS.?.

 

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Gilgasmashmesh… meet Enkidu.

 

Friends meet,.. greet… and beat.

Each other senseless.

 

Once such Legendary introductions were complete…

and wounds incurred started to Heal.

Gilgamesh and Enkidu achieved Friend Status.

For Life.

 

Till Death… anyways.

 

Legends indeed,..

in deed and in fact… too.

 

 

Having taught Gilgamesh… some sort of Lesson…

…Gilgamesh became a lot nicer.

A soon and now respected King… Demi-God and Adventurer… also.

Semi-divine.

 

The… friendly… Battle,.. was in itself epic.

Both were evenly matched.

Both at their prime per se.

The Legends indicate strength, fitness, prowess…

…even male martial beauty of these Heroes… two.

 

Though touted as a Wildman sort,..

… Legendary Enkidu…

was not just that methinks.

 

(…Keep in Mind… here… He,.. Enkidu was sent by the Olden Gods upon requests…

…repeated requests… from the surrounding Populace;..

re K. Gilgamesh and antics associated… with a then, corrupt,..

in body and soul… utter Tyrant… of a person…)

Anyways…

And onto… also;..

 

Herein. Tis D.U.M.B.,.. Under… Your feet it seems.

 

His name itself.?.

Enki…du

Enki.?.

 

A very very Olden God of Sumer… that is.

Ancient… even.

 

One of the Oldest recorded in Our World Legends btw.

Enkidu seems to be a Strong-man, Fighter, War Combatant and such like… Prior.?.

Matches K. Gilgamesh for Battle strength, Strategy and so forth during their tussle.

 

Took their first meet n greet Fight to a good draw…

which K. Gilgamesh was rather surprised about… indeed.

 

May,.. too… maybe.?.

…no-one else stood up to him before etc.?.

An utter Tyrant… he was.

 

So the Legends say… prior… anyways.

Friends… now.

 

Battles of Enkidu and Gilgamesh. photocredit/thanks:wikimedia

 

Anyways…

Adventures of…

Gilgamesh and Enkidu continue to resonate,..

…go on… as well.

 

Seeking Truthful answers to… Life questions,..

…the Friends sought out… a Journey to the Gods.

Of course. Heroes. Frick.

 

By trekking across some very interesting Landscapes indeed,..

…in deed and in fact… also.

 

Being 2/3rds Divine was actually… no help to Gilgamesh.

Neither was his King…liness… and so on.

He was…

…prior to being so humbled… a Tyrant.

Who cared lil’.

 

An… utter,.. utter Tyrant it seems.

 

Gilgamesh. photocredit/thanks:wikimedia

 

Ill tempered, brash, ignoble, rapacious and so forth.

 

Tyrannical… as well.

Main reason… the People and the Gods sent Enkidu etc etc.

Now though… a different stripe colored his tales.

A changed Man… King… also.

 

Seeking Wisdom… they first sought out… their Dreams.

Divine… or not.

Gilgamesh’s Dream it seems… To…

Dreamland.?. No…

…To Timberland it seems.

 

So onward the Heroes Enkidu and Gilgamesh trek.

To a Cedar Forest… of Trees… that is.

Seen in a… Dream.

Not Enkidu’s.

 

 

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Why.?. Cos’ was… in Gilgamesh’s…

Dream…

…to do just that.

 

Why… the Quest.?.

… The Journey to the Olden Gods.?.

 

Eternal Life was WANTED BADLY…

a Theme that runs through this epic Epic.

 

Eternal Life… per granted by… the Olden Gods.

 

Both Friends New… knew this… that too.

Life… begets Death.

Tis… do. So…

 

Only the Gods… seem otherwise.?.

… Gilgamesh was 2/3 Divine;.. …so.?.

 

…tis a short step he sought… or so…

…he thought. Enkidu… also adventurously…

concurred.

 

Eager… and thus and now,.. full of Adventure.

…or booze… or something.?.

 

Journey on. To… The Forest.

Cedar.

And… belonging to the… Olden Gods.

 

Friends may… forth… go.

 

Journey… to the Tree of Life. Herein. The Legends. Philosopher’s Stones. In Shiro’s Hands. Yours.?. perhaps… also. Our World Legends.

 

The God’s Forest Gatekeeper.!.

…is a…God given… and sent…

…Giant Sentry Robot.?.

 

‘Twas here… the Heroes had a problem.

Enkidu, arriving at the Forest… didn’t want to go…

on thru that is.

 

Being nil Divine… Enkidu…

had no pressing reason to seek answers… from the Gods.

He liked Adventure,.. had met a Friend on his Journey;..

and was doing… just…

…well…

 

more of just that. Being Adventurer.

 

So… taking on the Evil Oversized Mountain Tall Sentry Robot Terror Thingy that is and was the…

Olden God’s Forest Gatekeeper.

The GIANT Guardian Humbwaba:..

wasn’t part of the Deal…

 

for him.

Bar… humbug to that… that is… it seems…

he sayeth… as well.

So he,.. Enkidu… just… sat there.?.

it seems indeed. In deed and in fact… also.

Sat… and stared.

 

So these Legends say about their Sumer Journey Ways:..

though now… my Olden Ancient Sumer… Lil’ atrocious btw… too.

 

Well… anyways;..

 

The Battle of Gilgamesh,.. Humbwaba… and Enkidu. photocredit/thanks:forumcommentsua

 

Well… anyway;.. til he saw his Friend.

Fighting for his Life… and Dreams.

Answers… as well.

With Giant Forest Guardian Humbwaba.

 

So… in he joined.

 

Indeed. In fact… also.

Standing together.

Gilgamesh and Enkidu.

 

The Fight… Club together… Friends paired now formed.

The Giant Battle Terror of Robot Sentry Humbwaba… begun anew.

And won… also.

Hard and well fought ’twas…

probably took even longer than to read this methinks.

 

In the Forest of the God’s.

Battle lines drawn… then erased.

 

By Friends… who became Giant Killers.

A World Legendary pair.

Heroes. Epic.

Heroes over Humbwaba.

 

That Giant Guardian would guard… no more.

 

World changing Ideas… cost lil’ at times it seems. Interest ed. Herein.

 

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Now also thru and thru,..

… sorta tired and sleepy.

‘Tis time for another of those dreamy Dreams…

…in…

 

A Divine Cedar Forest it seems indeed,..

…in deed and in fact… too.

So the Legends say.

 

Then… refreshed and with new Questions.

The Pair of…

Friends. Journey on.?.

…Victory.?.

or Bursting Bubbles.?.

… ’tis… on that Horizon it seems.

 

More so now, than…

just their simple Dreams.

 

After that o so Divine victory and smack-down.

On the Friends… journeyed on…

 

Herein. Feel like…

 

Gilgamesh and Enkidu.

The Adventures continue on.

Then End.

 

Coming soon… Those Last Words.

Part Two… due tis next and this soonish.

 

Adventure… ends.

See You then too.

 

Herein. Recent news thus indicates… whereabouts still unknown. The Princess… is missing… still,.. it seems indeed.

 

Till next…

 

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