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Gilgamesh fighting a lion

Our history didn't begin or end within the pages of a book that is merely 6,000 years old. However there are writings that came thousands of years before the unsubstantiated bible.  Such as The Gilamesh Epics, the Upanishads, the Enuma Elish, Atra Hasis, Tablets of Tammuz and Ishthar, Adafa and Etana, Amuduat, Book of Caverns, Book of The Dead, Book of the Earth, Book of Fates, and so on.

 

Tablet I Column I to III

Gilgamesh, the King The Creation of Enkidu The Civilization of Enkidu Gilgamesh Dreams of Enkidu

Column I
Fame haunts the man who visits Hell, who lives to tell my entire tale identically. So like a sage, a trickster or saint, GILGAMESH was a hero who knew secrets and saw forbidden places, who could even speak of the time before the Flood because he lived long, learned much, and spoke his life to those who first cut into clay his bird-like words.

 

10. He commanded walls for Uruk and for Eanna, our holy ground, walls that you can see still; walls where weep the weary widows of dead soldiers. Go to them and touch their immovable presence with gentle fingers to find yourself. No one else ever built such walls. Climb Uruk's Tower and walk abut on a windy night. Look. Touch. Taste. Sense. What force created such mass?

 

20. Open up the special box that's hidden in the wall and read aloud the story of Gilgamesh's life. Learn what sorrow taught him; learn of the those he overcome by wit or force or fear as he, a town's best child, acted nobly in the way one should to lead and acted wisely too as one who sought no fame. Child of Lugal banda's wife and some great force, Gilgamesh is a fate alive, the finest babe of Ninsun, she who never

 

30. let a man touch her, indeed so sure and heavenly, so without sin. He knew the secret paths that reached the eagle's nest above the mountain and and knew too how just to drop a well into the chilly earth. He sailed the sea to where Shamash comes, explored the world, sought life, and came at last to Utnapishtim far away who did bring back to life the flooded earth. Is there anywhere a greater king
40. how can say, as Gilgamesh may "I am supreme"?

Gilgamesh waters celetial ox

Column II
The bigger part of him was made in heaven and the smaller part somewhere on earth. She-who-must-be-obeyed fashioned his body's self.

 

She endowed him. Gilgamesh watches the flocks of Uruk himself as if he were a loose bull, nose up in open field. No one else could come close to fighting like that. His clan is roused by howling dreams

50. And with them all he goes howling through sanctuaries. But would he ever let his child come To see him ravish others? "Is this shepherd of Uruk's flocks, our strength, our light, our reason, who hoards the girls of other men for his own purpose?" ....line break When Anu in the sky heard this,

 

70. he said to Aruru, great goddess of creation that she is: "You created humans; create again in the image of Gilgamesh and let this imitation be as quick in heart and as strong in arm so that these counterforces might first engage, then disengage, and finally let Uruk's children live in peace." Hearing that, Aruru thought of Anu. Then she wet her creative fingers, fashioned a rock, and tossed it as far as she could into the woods.

Gilgamesh and Eabani

80. Thus she fathered Enkidu, a forester, and gave birth in terror and in fright without a single cry of pain, bringing forth another likeness of Ninurta, god of war.

 

Hair covered his body and his curls resembled those of any good girl, growing swiftly like the fair hair of Nisaba-giver-of-grain.

 

This Enkidu had neither clan nor race. He went clothed as one who shepherds well, eating the food of grass, drinking from the watery holes of herds and racing swift as wind or silent water.

 

90. Then Enkidu met a hunter at the watery hole on three consecutive days. And each time the face of the hunter signaled recognition of Enkidu. For the herds were uninvited at the hunter's oasis and the hunter was disturbed by this intrusion. His quiet heart rushed up in trouble. His eyes darkened. Fear leaped forth onto a face that looks as if it expects to doubt for a long, long time.


Column III
100. Then with trembling lips the hunter told his father this complaint: "Sir, one has come to my watery hole from afar and he is the biggest and best throughout the land. He feels power. His is a strength like that of Anu's swift star, and tirelessly does he roam across the land. He eats the food of beasts and, like the beasts, he comes at will to drink from my watery hole. In fear do I see him come to undo what I have done by wrecking traps, by bursting mounds, by letting animals slip through my

 

110. grasp, beasts that I would bind." Then with hateful lips, the father told the hunter his reply: "Boy, your answer lies in Uruk where there stalks a man of endless strength named Gilgamesh. He is the biggest and best throughout the land.

 

Shamhat, Uruk's, Anu's, Hunter, Girl, Beast

 

He feels power. His is a strength like that of Anu's swift star.

 

Start out toward Uruk's

ancient palace and tell your tale to Gilgamesh.

 

In turn he'll say to set a trap, take back with you a fine lover, some sacred temple girl,

 

120. who might let him see what force and charm a girl can have.

 

Then as Enkidu comes again to the watery hole, let her strip in nearby isolation to show him all her grace.

 

If he is drawn toward her, and leaves the herd to

mate, his beasts on high will leave him then behind."

 

The hunter heard his father well and went that very night to Uruk where he said this to Gilgamesh:

 

"There is someone from afar whose force is great throughout our land.

 

130. His is a strength throughout the land. He feels power.

 

His is a strength like that of Anu's swift star, and
tirelessly does he roam across the land.

 

He eats the food of beasts and, like the beasts, he comes at will to drink from my watery hole.

 

In fear do I see him come to undo what I have done by wrecking traps, by bursting

mounds, by letting animals slip through my grasp, beasts that I would bind." So Gilgamesh replied:

 

"Go set a trap; take back with

 

140. you a fine lover, Shamhat, the sacred temple girl, who might let him see what charm and force a girl can have.

 

Then as Enkidu comes again to the watery hole, let her strip in nearby isolation to show him all her grace.

 

If he is drawn toward her, and leaves the herd to mate, his beasts on high will leave him then behind."

 

The hunter returned, bringing with him the sacred temple girl, and swift was their journey.

 

Three days later, at the watery hole, they set their trap for Enkidu and spoke no word for two

 

150. whole days waiting and waiting and waiting. Then the herd came slowly in to drink.