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History Literature / TheEpicOfGilgamesh

15th Mar '16 2:10:35 AM morenohijazo
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* MortalityPhobia: OlderThanDirt: This is possibly the oldest example of this trope. It chronicles the life of Gilgamesh as a seeks a way to avert death following an act that angered the Sumerian gods. The title character goes to great lengths to gain immortality, including trying to stay awake for seven days, and swimming to the bottom of the ocean to get a magical weed. His quest for immortality ultimately ends in him having to accept that death cannot be subverted.



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16th Feb '16 2:20:06 AM spydre
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* IKEAErotica: Sexual descriptions in this poem are neither flowery nor euphemistic. To introduce Enkidu to the joys of being human, Shamhat is asked to "Use your love arts; strip off your robes and lie there naked with your legs apart." She later "touches his penis and puts him inside her."}} He stays erect for seven days.

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* IKEAErotica: Sexual descriptions in this poem are neither flowery nor euphemistic. To introduce Enkidu to the joys of being human, Shamhat is asked to "Use your love arts; strip off your robes and lie there naked with your legs apart." She later "touches his penis and puts him inside her."}} " He stays erect for seven days.
16th Feb '16 2:18:37 AM spydre
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* IKEAErotica: Sexual descriptions in this poem are neither flowery nor euphemistic. {{To introduce Enkidu to the joys of being human, Shamhat is asked to "Use your love arts; strip off your robes and lie there naked with your legs apart." She later "touches his penis and puts him inside her."}} He stays erect for seven days.

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* IKEAErotica: Sexual descriptions in this poem are neither flowery nor euphemistic. {{To To introduce Enkidu to the joys of being human, Shamhat is asked to "Use your love arts; strip off your robes and lie there naked with your legs apart." She later "touches his penis and puts him inside her."}} He stays erect for seven days.
22nd Jan '16 10:07:16 AM Naoto_best_waifu
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* TheGreatFlood: Mentioned in retrospect. The biblical Noah was an {{Expy}} for Utnapishtim. The prologue reveals that Gilgamesh later in his life used the information he gained from Utnapishtim to preserve the knowledge of the world before the flood.

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* TheGreatFlood: Mentioned in retrospect. The biblical Noah was an {{Expy}} for Utnapishtim.Utnapishtim (or vice-versa). The prologue reveals that Gilgamesh later in his life used the information he gained from Utnapishtim to preserve the knowledge of the world before the flood.
18th Jan '16 7:54:56 PM msmas
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* IKEAErotica: [[spoilers: Sexual descriptions in this poem are neither flowery nor euphemistic. To introduce Enkidu to the joys of being human, Shamhat is asked to "Use your love arts; strip off your robes and lie there naked with your legs apart." She later "touches his penis and puts him inside her."]] He stays erect for seven days.

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* IKEAErotica: [[spoilers: Sexual descriptions in this poem are neither flowery nor euphemistic. To {{To introduce Enkidu to the joys of being human, Shamhat is asked to "Use your love arts; strip off your robes and lie there naked with your legs apart." She later "touches his penis and puts him inside her."]] "}} He stays erect for seven days.
18th Jan '16 7:53:28 PM msmas
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* IKEAErotica: Sexual descriptions in this poem are neither flowery nor euphemistic. To introduce Enkidu to the joys of being human, Shamhat is asked to "Use your love arts; strip off your robes and lie there naked with your legs apart." She later "touches his penis and puts him inside her." He stays erect for seven days.

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* IKEAErotica: [[spoilers: Sexual descriptions in this poem are neither flowery nor euphemistic. To introduce Enkidu to the joys of being human, Shamhat is asked to "Use your love arts; strip off your robes and lie there naked with your legs apart." She later "touches his penis and puts him inside her." "]] He stays erect for seven days.
20th Oct '15 1:41:02 PM Ramidel
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* FemmeFatale: The goddess Ishtar.

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* FemmeFatale: The goddess Ishtar. All of her lovers were known to come to bad ends, as Gilgamesh not-so-delicately points out to her.
11th Jun '15 6:13:25 PM Specialist290
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* {{Yandere}}: Ishtar throws a tantrum when Gilgamesh rejects her and tries to destroy the whole city.

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* {{Yandere}}: Ishtar throws a tantrum when Gilgamesh rejects her and tries to destroy the whole city.city of Uruk. This is possibly one of the most extreme variants on the notion that "If I can't have you, then no one can!" ever committed to paper (or clay, rather).
8th Jun '15 1:33:03 AM spydre
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* IKEAErotica: Sexual descriptions in this poem are neither flowery nor circuitous. To introduce Enkidu to the joys of being human, Shamhat is asked to "Use your love arts; strip off your robes and lie there naked with your legs apart." She later "touches his penis and puts him inside her." He stays erect for seven days.

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* IKEAErotica: Sexual descriptions in this poem are neither flowery nor circuitous.euphemistic. To introduce Enkidu to the joys of being human, Shamhat is asked to "Use your love arts; strip off your robes and lie there naked with your legs apart." She later "touches his penis and puts him inside her." He stays erect for seven days.
28th May '15 3:37:49 PM Druplesnubb
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* GainaxEnding: The Epic is composed of twelve tablets. The first eleven tell the coherent story people are familiar with and the eleventh even BookEnds the beginning of the first tablet. the twelfth tablet then features a completely different story where Enkidu is alive, works as Gilgamesh's servant and then gets literally trapped in the Netherworld instead of dying of disease like in the main story. The tablet even ends by saying that it's the twelfth tablet of the Epic of Gilgamesh, as if it's trying to ensure the reader that it really is part of the same epic. the story is actually an adaptation of a much earlier story, similar to the stories that were used as inspiration for the first eleven tablets. It is believed that it was included with the other tablets due to it's long descriptions of the nature of the Netherworld and the afterlife, thus showcasing the wisdom that Gilgamesh gained in the eleven main tablets.

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* GainaxEnding: The Epic is composed of twelve tablets. The first eleven tell the coherent story people are familiar with and the eleventh even BookEnds the beginning of the first tablet. the twelfth tablet then features a completely different story where Enkidu is alive, works as Gilgamesh's servant and then gets literally trapped in the Netherworld instead of dying of disease like in the main story. The tablet even ends by saying that it's the twelfth tablet of the Epic of Gilgamesh, as if it's trying to ensure the reader that it really is part of the same epic. the story The tablet is actually an adaptation of a much earlier story, similar to the stories that were used as inspiration for the first eleven tablets. It is believed that it was included with the other tablets due to it's long descriptions of the nature of the Netherworld and the afterlife, thus showcasing the wisdom that Gilgamesh gained in the eleven main tablets.
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