Questions tagged [gilgamesh]

For questions about the Epic of Gilgamesh, a Mesopotamian epic poem, as well as its eponymous hero.

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Why did Ishullanu refuse to make love to Ishtar?

When Ishtar proposes to Gilgamesh, he articulates the stories of her previous lovers who suffered badly as a consequence of being with her. However, there is one of them who is named Ishullanu that ...
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Why does Shamash help the trapper rather than Enkidu?

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?