History YMMV / TheEpicOfGilgamesh

26th Mar '18 1:42:42 PM Nopperabo
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** Perhaps the most memorable moment in the story--what finally leads Gilgamesh to accept that Enkidu is dead is when he sees a worm ''crawling out of his nose''.

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** Perhaps the most memorable moment in the story--what story -- what finally leads Gilgamesh to accept that Enkidu is dead -- is when he sees a worm ''crawling out of his nose''.



* ValuesDissonance: The tendency to paint Shamhat as a harlot and seductress. Despite Ishtar's less-than-flattering portrayal in this story, she was a very important and revered goddess and the sex is part of the sacred duties of her priestesses. Not to mention that the weeklong tryst with Enkidu isn't a fall, but the first event that ''raises'' him above the level of an animal.

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* ValuesDissonance: ValuesDissonance:
** Despite all of his previous outrages, Gilgamesh is accepted back as king of Uruk at the end of the epic, with neither humans nor gods nursing resentment against him. Many 21st century readers would find this unbelievable.
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The tendency to paint Shamhat as a harlot and seductress. Despite Ishtar's less-than-flattering portrayal in this In the story, she was a very important and revered goddess and the sex is part of the sacred duties of her priestesses. Not to mention that the weeklong sexual encounter with Enkidu humanizes him. Her week-long tryst with Enkidu isn't a fall, but the first event that ''raises'' him above the level of an animal.animal.
** Despite Ishtar's less-than-flattering portrayal in this story, she was a very important and revered goddess and sex is part of the sacred duties of her priestesses.
26th Mar '18 1:38:39 PM Nopperabo
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* DesignatedHero: Gilgamesh is a tyrant whose outrages against his people drive them to pray to the gods for aid. Later, he and Enkidu kill Humbaba solely to win glory, then anger the gods with their arrogant actions. By 21st century standards, Gilgamesh is ''not'' very heroic.



* NightmareFuel: Perhaps the most memorable moment in the story--what finally leads Gilgamesh to accept that Enkidu is dead is when he sees a worm ''crawling out of his nose''.
* NominalHero: Gilgamesh is a tyrant whose outrages against his people drive them to pray to the gods for aid. Later, he and Enkidu kill Humbaba solely to win glory, then anger the gods with their arrogant actions. By 21st century standards, Gilgamesh is ''not'' very heroic.

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* NightmareFuel: NightmareFuel:
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Perhaps the most memorable moment in the story--what finally leads Gilgamesh to accept that Enkidu is dead is when he sees a worm ''crawling out of his nose''.
* NominalHero: ** Gilgamesh is a tyrant whose outrages against his people drive them to pray to decapitates the gods for aid. Later, he Bull of Heaven and Enkidu kill Humbaba solely to win glory, then anger the gods with their arrogant actions. By 21st century standards, Gilgamesh is ''not'' very heroic.throws one of its body parts at Ishtar.
26th Mar '18 1:36:59 PM Nopperabo
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* NominalHero: Gilgamesh is a tyrant whose outrages against his people drive them to pray to the gods for aid. Later, he and Enkidu kill Humbaba solely to win glory, then anger the gods with their arrogant actions. By 21st century standards, Gilgamesh is ''not'' very heroic.
12th Mar '18 4:48:17 PM VutherA
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** This may be an UnbuiltTrope since Gilgamesh is a tyrant and killing the monster causes Enkidu to die and Gilgamesh's heroic quest fails.

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** This may be an UnbuiltTrope since Gilgamesh is a tyrant and which no one is liking, killing the monster causes his best friend Enkidu to die die, and Gilgamesh's heroic quest fails.



* MemeticMutation: A Japanese metal band named themselves after this story, which then resulted in [[http://images.encyclopediadramatica.com/images/a/ab/Girugameshguy.jpg one of their fans being immortalized on the internet]].

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* MemeticMutation: A Japanese metal band named themselves after this story, which then resulted in [[http://images.encyclopediadramatica.com/images/a/ab/Girugameshguy.jpg [[http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/210/414/Girugamesh01.png one of their fans being immortalized on the internet]].



* TranslationWithAnAgenda: The Stephen Mitchell translation could be seen as {{Bowdlerization}} that HideYourGays from the original, changing the literal, "they kissed each other and formed a friendship," to "they embraced and kissed. they held hands like brothers."

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* TranslationWithAnAgenda: The Stephen Mitchell translation could be seen as {{Bowdlerization}} that HideYourGays from the original, changing the literal, "they kissed each other and formed a friendship," to "they embraced and kissed. they They held hands like brothers."
9th Jan '18 4:18:12 PM lvthn13
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* BadassBoast: After Gilgamesh and Enkidu destroy the Bull of Heaven - the divine beast sent to destroy them for mocking the goddess Ishtar - Enkidu shakes the bull's torn off haunches at Ishtar, threatening to do the same to her if he catches her.
8th Jan '18 6:06:51 PM Gamermaster
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* TranslationWithAnAgenda: The Stephen Mitchell translation could be seen as {{Bowdlerization}} that {{HideYourGays}} from the original, changing the literal, "they kissed each other and formed a friendship," to "they embraced and kissed. they held hands like brothers."

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* TranslationWithAnAgenda: The Stephen Mitchell translation could be seen as {{Bowdlerization}} that {{HideYourGays}} HideYourGays from the original, changing the literal, "they kissed each other and formed a friendship," to "they embraced and kissed. they held hands like brothers."
22nd Oct '17 4:24:57 PM abby-anne
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* EscapistCharacter: A king, partly divine, all but invincible, SuperStrength, gets laid with every girl in his kingdom but snubs ''the goddess of [=R3D H0T S3XX0RS=]''... Gilgamesh is wish-fulfillment SnarkBait by modern standards. He's effectively protected by a GrandfatherClause, since he predates most tropes.

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* EscapistCharacter: A king, partly divine, all but invincible, SuperStrength, gets laid with every girl in his kingdom but snubs ''the the goddess of [=R3D H0T S3XX0RS=]''...sex... Gilgamesh is wish-fulfillment SnarkBait by modern standards. He's effectively protected by a GrandfatherClause, since he predates most tropes.
1st Sep '17 8:21:09 AM Morwen
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* TranslationWithAnAgenda: The Stephen Mitchell translation could be seen as {{Bowdlerization}} that {{HideYourLesbians de-gayifies}} the original, changing the literal, "they kissed each other and formed a friendship," to "they embraced and kissed. they held hands like brothers."

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* TranslationWithAnAgenda: The Stephen Mitchell translation could be seen as {{Bowdlerization}} that {{HideYourLesbians de-gayifies}} {{HideYourGays}} from the original, changing the literal, "they kissed each other and formed a friendship," to "they embraced and kissed. they held hands like brothers."
1st Sep '17 8:18:51 AM Morwen
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**This may be an UnbuiltTrope since Gilgamesh is a tyrant and killing the monster causes Enkidu to die and Gilgamesh's heroic quest fails.


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* TranslationWithAnAgenda: The Stephen Mitchell translation could be seen as {{Bowdlerization}} that {{HideYourLesbians de-gayifies}} the original, changing the literal, "they kissed each other and formed a friendship," to "they embraced and kissed. they held hands like brothers."
17th Aug '17 5:54:52 PM Morgenthaler
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* EscapistCharacter: A king, partly divine, all but invincible, SuperStrength, gets laid with every girl in his kingdom but snubs ''the goddess of [=R3D H0T S3XX0RS=]''... Gilgamesh is wish-fulfillment SnarkBait by modern standards. He's effectively protected by a GrandfatherClause, since he predates most tropes.
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