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

Part Two. The Final and Epic… Adventures. Ancient Sumer’s Gilgamesh. Enkidu… also. Heroes. Both. Eternal Life.?. Neither. Quest Fail… yet still… Their Journey… ends herein. Our World Legends. Retold. In… Those Last Words.

 

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That Epic Legend of GILGAMESH and Enkidu is one of our Oldest Known…

Epics.

 

A Tale of Friends and Foe that crossed many boundaries.

 

The other or Reverse side of Tablet V of the Epic of Gilgamesh. Tis currently housed in the Sulaymaniyah Museum, Iraq. photocredit/thanks:wikimedia

 

‘Tween even Heaven and Earth.

Gilgamesh and Enkidu.

Quest Fail.

Epic Heroes…

… was/is a theme… later emulated.

Those-

Last Words…

hereof are of:..

An Epic… of two…

hopefully:

heroic… parts.

 

This is the Second… thereof and herein.

 

(…The First thereof… is therein.)

 

Sumer… Was… There map. photocredit/thanks:arthistorysummerize

 

(…Recapping… back to the Adventurous Beginning.)

 

SUMER is an olden Civilisation within the Modern Period of Times and Places known.

Many Firsts of Culture, Society, Arts and Tradition developed early in such Lands.

 

Afore that of Pharaonic Egypt… Sumer was.

A place… of Ancient and Olden Gods.

 

King Gilgamesh… was not a God…

…they say.

A Demi-God.

From those Lands of Sumer.

 

A Child thus born of Divinity and also of Earth.

A Parent from each of said realm.

So say these of Our World Legends.

 

Royal of Birth finding refuge and solace… in neither… btw.

Neither… either…

Eternal Life.

 

A Friend… he found.

Enkidu was named.

 

And went on… many many Adventures… with.

A Legendary… Pair of Heroes.

 

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

 

(…The Adventures Part Two: continue from herein down;..

The rest… the first,..

in a link above… can still,.. there be found.)

 

So:.. Adventuring On:

Just after the defeat of the Giant Guardian Humbwaba…

and so on and so forth.)

 

 

After that o so Divine victory and smack-down.

On the Friends… journeyed on.

 

I. Herein. Feel somewhat like…

 

Homeward Bound.?.

Sorta.?.

Home… for some R+R… first indeed.

 

Through and now beyond;..

they can Journey thru… to… the exit of;..

…the Cedar Forest Divine…

of these same Gods… also.

 

But no,.. tis won’t do.

 

No Journey thru.

It seems indeed.

Heading Home… the pair in Forest Divine…

turn… then leave.

 

Back.

Through… the Gate.

 

Through the Gate.  Nikko. Japan. The Sacred Mount. The Festival. The Temples. Herein. The Red Gate… as well.

 

Now… minus a Giant Gatekeeper.

Guardian… as well.

Called Humbwaba it seems… ’twas.

 

Till bent out of shape,.. by Friends… two.

Epic Heroes.

Gilgamesh and Enkidu.

Legendary deeds… indeed… done well.

 

Of course… now… the wheel turns…

what goes up… oft comes down…

 

hard.

So these Legends… sayeth.

For;..

The Gods,.. Eternal Life…

spoiler…Quest…FAIL:..

…Infernal Serpent.

…really means… Nearing the end of this Heroes Friends Tale.

Indeed.

 

Not the Serpent’s… Tail… that is.

 

That… is all together… another Tale…

to tell you of… that is.

 

Some Artwork of Mesopotamia… Sumer… Sumeria… Note the comparative size of… some of the Soldiers. Legendary Giants indeed. Herein. Also.

 

Returning home to a Heroes reception… wasn’t…

in their Destiny… nor Fates.

 

With Adventure coursing thru their Heroic… hands.

There is much they let slip thru… and then had to do.

To get back to…

 

those Olden Gods.

 

Spurning… and turning down Marriage Proposals.

Even One from the Goddess Divine Ishtar.

 

Bullfighting… a Bull.

Ishtar sent in… Desperate Revenge.

For saying No way Jose… to her…

 

feminine divinity that is.

 

‘Cept it was no way Ish…

Ta much, but… ta ta Ish and no ways, indeed it seems.

 

Sayonara… as well.

 

Lascaux Cave Painting.

 

For this deed of mismarriage misgivings.

Of concern for the Public’s Safety and Welfare.

 

Of running from the amores of Ish…

…and… then,..

Of running with the Bull

 

then Killing it.

 

Enkidu… was then… given…

a Death Sentence.

No Reward or get in free to Heaven Card…

either. Death Sentence. Fullstop.

 

Gilgamesh was sorta pardoned… a lil’.

(…No bull… that’s what Our World Legends sayeth.

Irrespective of my Waysward and atrocious Ancient Sumer…BTW.)

 

Examples of… Divine Justice Ways it seems.

Balanced, fair and blind Justice applied… tis said.

 

(…Fricken blind Gods too… if you ask i, Shiro.!. actually.)

 

Anyways:..

One Heroic Journey Ends;..

Yet still and Anyways… the Journeys on:

Still.

 

No longer a Heroic Pair of Adventurers.

Just… One.

 

Gilgamesh the king…

also Adventurer.

 

Who was now also… over… done.

 

See what L.u.c.i.f.e.r. and the Vatican Sky search the Heavens for.?. Herein. Intel. Legends. Research, Secret Archives… Well… Only One Photo… cos i, Shiro… am not really allowed… in.

 

With Grief, Unresolved Sexual Frustration, Several small Bull…

cuts, scrapes,.. grazes… as well.

But… the Deepest cut was.

Mainly Grief.

Mourning type therein.

 

For Enkidu… Friend and Compadre Adventuree.

Fellow Hero of Humbwabe Humbling Incident.

 

No… not the fricken Bull…

Nor that o so Divine… and Revengeful Ish.

Ta very much…

therein either.

 

So these Legends say.

 

Utterly… Tyrannical… about such going ons.

Livid… too.

Guardians… More…

on these Ways…

For:

Gilgamesh made a beeline for… the Old Man of the Mountain.

 

As any… well informed Adventurer… would have…

done… if they changed their Mind…

and Objectives… as well.?.

 

This… Old Man.

Who had Giant Scorpions… as Gatekeepers.

 

A pair of them.

Of course he did.

 

Also… as Guards.

 

Luckily,.. fortuitously even.

They could speak… Ancient Sumer.

So they… did.

 

Outnumbered and inconsolable… almost.

Gilgamesh too… joined in.

Speaking of and in Sumer… that is.

 

(Video Link)

 

 

After a thorough and utter speakfest and archaic set of introductions.

One of the Scorpions stung… with these words;..

 

…Pass… on and over… o… King 2/3 Divine.

Your needs and wants… dire it seems indeed.

Pass on and over;..

 

The Mountain.

 

(Music Link)

 

Down to the River…

of Death that is…

ahead.

To the Old Man thereof… go ahead Gilga…

… down and up that Ways.

Go thru and beyond… those Ways and then…

there.

The Ancient Sumer Scorpion Speaker… sayeth.

Whilst pointing with it’s armored barb.

 

The other… stayed silent… now. And nodded… too…

two or 3 times indeed. It’s barb… though just as armored…

did not move a Ways it seems.

 

Gilgamesh finally… getting his Ways…

cleared out.

Gets back into Hero Mode:..

moved thru… their Gate.

 

Firstly… and then only.

Cos… they stayed behind…

him. At the Gate.

 

Now unguarded…

 

and thus Gilgamesh-also Unharmed by such pleasant,..

though malevolent of appearance Guardians.

Stops… and stands still.

 

He still… needed a rest.

 

Legendary Longevity… well… Ways to Sleep anyways. Egyptian Pharaoh style. Good Health Tips Galore. Long List. Herein.

 

As his further Blind Luck would still have and hold it.

An… Inn… was in,..

just still… in …sight. With a light out front,..

still… on.

 

‘Cept… he could not… still

get in.

The Inn… indeed,..

in deed or in fact… either.

 

Cos… he looked like…

last years fashion… throwaways… still.

I think… it sayeth therein… in Sumer Ancient thereof.

 

(…Still… learning the Ancient slang… thereof and therein… as well.)

Anyways:..

 

The Inn… he wanted to … get in… of.

Strict Dress Code it seems.. thereof,..

therein… the Inn. Also.

Strict Dress Code.

 

No heroes welcome… on their mat.

Out front… under the light… still on.

Still.

 

Gilgamesh’s Attire… was less than Heroic… indeed it seems. In deed… and in fact too. Even the Tavern Manageress… agrees. No getting in… this Inn… no matter… you’re Heroic Deeds… prior. … A reproduction… NOT the actual Gilgamesh gear here… 😎

 

Legends don’t actually say… Gilgamesh wore one.

A Dress that is…

though he had an address.

Sumer. Ancient of.

 

Anyways;..

After however pleading unremittingly…

and grievingly… even mournfully…

and sorrowfully with the Tavern Manageress.

 

She… still…

tells him.

Where to go.

 

To be able to find the Ferryman.

To get to the… other side.

Over the River of Death.

 

To see Enkidu.

In a ship… wreck of a Ferry,.. that is.

 

(Music Link)

 

Cos Gilgamesh… totalled it.

Out of spite…

and out of the Water as well.

Cos the Boatman wasn’t there… yet.

 

Then had to repair it… indeed. In deed and in fact…

too.

When the Boatman got there… a lil’ later.

Hero.

 

(…who of us Lesser Mortals… understands their… amazing… Ways…)

 

The Boatman… is a lil’ different.

Somewhat and still… a lil’ enigmatic… seems right herein.

As compensation for the Boatride of and over Death…

River.

Doesn’t accept…

sayeth no Ways to Cash or Cheque… even.

 

No Swipe Machine Doohickey mentioned… either.

He simply… and plainly,.. even tiredly;..

expects Gilgamesh to stay awake.

 

For one whole week. A week. Awake. Gilgamesh.

 

Feeling somewhat less than refreshed after his Night in…

at the Inn… on the outside…

cos he was not dressed up enough to get in.

The Inn… on the inside and so on and so forth and back to front…

as well…. also.

 

Gilgamesh… of course…

slept like a Hero.

On a log…

 

every day. A week. Asleep.

 

A Log… to Sleep like. …NOT the actual log… nor Gilgamesh… eitha.

 

With no payment heroically forthcoming…

Gilgamesh naturally… was not going.

Anywhere near the River… across that is.

Nor over… either…

at All.

 

Adventuring almost… done… and over with.?. then.?.

 

But wait… there’s more…

just a lil… moreish… to come.

‘Cept… not over the River Death it seems.

Nor across… it.

 

 

As a parting gift, the Old Man… and Woman of the Mountain too.

Gift Give.

 

An Underwater Plant… that rejuvenates.

A… Plant Lotion.?.

Restoring to youth… the heroic suppleness that age…

does take etc etc etc.

Some sorta… green and fancy skin-lotion perhaps.?.

 

They… then parted…

Ways… and Means… here.

 

With the Old Woman of the Mountain.

 

A Plant… the Gift of Giving… NOT the actual Gilgamesh Plant Rejuvenator… Plant.

 

Gilgamesh and the Older gent… Adventured on…

some more.

Back Over the Mount.

Another pair of… Heroes.

 

Trekking and turning.

Journey back on… back home that is.

 

Till Gilgamesh got… sore feet.

Yep… Adventuring takes it’s toll.

Even on Heroes.

 

Spying a Pond… that wasn’t a Mirage.

Gilgamesh gets very wet.

Tired… as well.

All that splashing about etc etc.

 

Nap time for the Adventurous duo.

Bad idea.

 

No idea…

how… but they… were not alone.

At All.

 

Legendary… Atomic and… Serpentine Lies. Herein. Armageddon. Already… arranged it seems.

 

A sslippery sslithering and possibly sslimy Sserpent wass… around.

Wandering… and then alsso… wondering;..

what thosse pair of Heroess… where Wandering around for.

 

And sso on  and sso… forth.

Ssticking it’s flared and non-exisstent nosstrilss…

into ssome Heroic Bussiness and goingss on.

 

Nap time… aka… Ssleep time.

 

(… A Vacancy for a Nap time Intruder Alert and Security Personnel Position came open there…

for a lil’ while… 😉  … and a non-slimy somewhat divine Proofreader… herein just now… alsso.)

 

(Music Link)

 

In that short short… lil’while… actually.

The Sentry less State of Affairs and less than sensitive Serpent…

grabbed the Plant of Youth Given… and sslithered off.

Fast. Quick… Hands on.?.

 

(…WTFrick… GRAB.?. Serpents have Hands.?.

o… of course… only the Legendary and Divine that is.

Anyways,.. the Tale goes on…

the Tail of the Serpent… too… a lil…)

 

Quickly… too. Too quickly…

for either Adventurer to wake up and issue a cease and desist.

 

Ways too quick it seems indeed. In deed and in fact… also.

Quicker than a flick of the tongue.

The Plant… is whisked away… for another Legend.

Tis hinted why… such Snakey Coats… be shed per se.

 

After over-sleeping and after seeing

as how his cookies and World… have crumbled.

Hero does too.

 

Gilgamesh… is Woe… at the mo…

 

Gilgamesh is fully done… and over with… now.

Rant time Hero now… as well.

 

Heroic Rant indeed.

Freedom of speech invoked.

Several Times therein.

Some shouting and angry words… thrown to the Winds.

And at the Olden Gods and some other stuff etc etc.

 

Some crying too.

 

Tis it seems… Rant Time Herein. Lists and hisses.

 

Things and happenings and circumstances and all that Woe stuff.

Of me…

well… him actually. Gilgamesh.

 

Adventurer.

Quest Fail Hero.

Enkidu… as well.

 

Long may such Journeys… survive.

Long may Legendary Knowledge… survive also.

 

…Time… to Walk on Water… it seems indeed. Herein. The Ninja Legends. Lil’ Miracles explained… a lil’.

 

This-

Tale of the Serpent’s Tail…

has a soft sting indeed.

In fact as well.

For us all.

 

A Tale/Lesson to tell.

Many Facets.

Many Adventures.

Ups n Downs. Cycles. Circles. Emotions.

 

We… All are on Our Life Journey.

Long or not.

Tis Our… Life Adventure… Our Dreams.

We… live it.

 

Friends can make it, so more… Epic.

 

Still… and so:..

Our Journey of Life’s Dreams, here then:..

Starts and…

 

Ends.

 

The Legendary Survival Village… tis just ahead. Herein. Our World Legends Retold.

 

Our World Legends. Be One.

Be like… Gilgamesh and Enkidu.

 

 

Be… Heroic…

in that… You do.

 

Princess Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum… MISSING… since March 4th…2018… MISSING still. Her Own Legend… seems still in the making. Herein. Some Recent news indicates… her whereabouts remain unknown. This Princess… is missing.

 

Till next…

 

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