Gilgamesh and Enkidu Slaying the Bull of Heaven

Gilgamesh and Enkidu Slaying the Bull of Heaven, circa seventh century B.C.E. Brown agate, The Schoyen Collection, Neo-Assyrian Empire.
Gilgamesh and Gilgamesh and Enkidu Slaying the Bull of Heaven, circa seventh century B.C.E. Brown agate, The Schoyen Collection, Neo-Assyrian Empire.

A wild man created to be the equal and friend of Gilgamesh by the goddess Aruru. Enkidu’s death compels Gilgamesh to search for immortality.

A Mesopotamian king from ~2500 B.C.E.; he became the hero of a major epic poem and was addressed as a deity in later religious texts.

A broad, diverse group of nations ruled by the government of a single nation.

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