History Literature / TheEpicOfGilgamesh

14th Aug '16 5:05:11 AM LordGro
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* ExcessiveMourning: When Enkidu dies from a sickness sent by the gods, Gilgamesh refuses to let him be buried for seven days, hoping he can call him back to life by his mourning. Only when maggots appear in Enkidu's face, Gilgamesh allows the corpse to be buried, and then goes off into the steppe alone to cry for Enkidu, leaving his kingdom behind.
14th Aug '16 4:28:47 AM morenohijazo
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* NoahsStoryArc: Utnapishtim is the UrExample and TropeMaker, [[OlderThanTheyThink pre-dating Noah's story]] from ''Literature/TheBible''. Similarly to his biblical counterpart, he built a giant ship called ''The Preserver of Life'' to save his family, friends and all the animals from a flood. He was granted immortality afterwards.
28th May '16 7:17:28 PM Doug86
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* {{Sex As Rite-Of-Passage}}: Shamhat's seven-day sex with Enkidu is the first step in making him a civilized man.

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* {{Sex As Rite-Of-Passage}}: SexAsRiteOfPassage: Shamhat's seven-day sex with Enkidu is the first step in making him a civilized man.
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.
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