In episode I of The Epic of Gilgamesh, why does Shamash help the trapper rather than Enkidu, a creation of his peers who was created to help the people oppressed by Gilgamesh?

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    Great question. Welcome to Mythology! – DukeZhou Feb 5 '18 at 22:42
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    Because this is what she is sent to... taming Enkidu to stop him to destroy the traps of the trapper, and as a collateral effect, she will "civilize" Enkidu, actually granting him to fight against Gilgamesh and become his pal. Enkidu by consistently destroying the traps destroy a part of Uruk's economic system. Before being tamed he is not so cool as a guy. Especially if you are the trapper and see your income cut down by a hairy guy roaming with wild beasts! – Gibet Feb 6 '18 at 15:49

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