Odysseus vs Gilgamesh

Odysseus and Gilgamesh are heroic characters in the sense that they both overcome tremendous obstacles to help not only themselves, but also their fellow man. Odysseus is faced with the challenge of making it back to his beloved Ithaca while fighting Poseidon’s wrath, angering all sorts of other deities, trying to get home before he … Read more

Gilgamesh And Enkidu Relationship

The poem The Epic of Gilgamesh is the oldest poem in existent. It contains a story about Enkidu, friend and equal to Gilgamesh, King of Uruk in ancient Mesopotamia. The poem tells us how Enkidu is portrayed: He has animal origins and is unspoiled by civilization but he is also a wild man who knows … Read more

Gilgamesh and Enkidu Relationship

Gilgamesh is the main character of Sumerian mythology. Gilgamesh was prince of Uruk, a city in ancient Mesopotamia. Gilgamesh became king after his father’s death and Gilgamesh’s best friend was Enkidu. Gilamgesh and Enkidu are introduced in the tablet when Gilgamesh is king of Uruk and people are complaining about Gilgamesh’s rought behavior. Gilgamesh orders … Read more