Gilgamesh the King


SKU: 9780887764370 Category: Tag: Product ID: 147994


Gilgamesh, half-god and half-man, in his loneliness and isolation becomes a cruel tyrant over the citizens of Uruk. To impress them forever he orders a great wall to be built, driving his people to exhaustion and despair so that they cry to the Sun God for help. In answer, another kind of man, Enkidu, is sent to earth to live among the animals and learn kindness from them. He falls in love with Shamhat, a singer from the temple, and he follows her back to Uruk. There, Enkidu, the uncivilized beast from the forest, shows the evil Gilgamesh through friendship what it means to be human.”

ISBN: 9780887764370
Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)
Pub Date: 04/1998
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.40lbs
Size: 11.20h x 10.00w x 0.20d

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Weight 0.40 lbs
Dimensions 11.20 × 10.00 × 0.20 in