o “I, Gilgamesh, go to see that creature of whom such things are spoken, the rumour of whose name fills the world. I will conquer him in his cedar wood and show the strength of the sons of Uruk; all the world shall know of it” (9).

  1. Select another relevant passage of your own choosing from Gilgamesh. Choose carefully, thinking about how these two passages might speak to overarching themes and the bolded text in the Purpose, above.
  2. How do the two passages illustrate a conclusion about characteristics of Gilgamesh as a hero, and how is that significant or important for understanding Gilgamesh within his culture or heroes more generally?

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