GILGAMESH has told his DREAMS to NINSUN; meanwhile
SHAMHAT takes ENKIDU to live with some SHEPHERDS.
This is pretty great digs, food to eat, wine to drink. You
guys just rest Iíll take care of the lions and wolves and
And so ALL WAS WELL until a man came complaining
TRAVELER from URUK
Gilgamesh is a great king and all but heís going to sleep
with the women before their husbands do! Or something like
thatÖthe writing on this tablet is pretty scanty. I mean.
I don't get if he's supposed to or not but... yeah... he's
sleeping with the destined wife before her husband!
This coming from a man that spent six days and seven nights
Never mind that! Iíve got to get to Uruk and put a stop
Not really sure why, but whatever you say.
And so ENKIDU travels with SHAMHAT to URUK to
try and stop GILGAMESH from proving to the world just how straight
he is. ENKIDU stands in front of the doors to the wedding chamber.
Stop right there!
GILGAMESH and ENKIDU fight an EPIC fight. Doorposts
are shattered; the ground is torn up, whole nine yards. Eventually
GILGAMESH manages to throw ENKIDU.
I say, good bout there, my friend.
Quite. Letís be companions from here onward. You must be the
man Iím supposed to love.
They KISS and EMBRACE and become friends.
Thank goodness this epic is so hard to read otherwise the
fan girls would have a field day with this.
Ancient Babylon slash would never make it on Fanfiction.net.
In a rather sudden CHANGE OF SUBJECT, GILGAMESH
has some more dreams.
Hmm, Ninsun seems to be out. You want a stab at them, Enkidu?
The gods have given you a lot, just not eternal life. Be
happy with what youíve got my friend.
I bet that will be important later.
And then ENKIDU starts to cry for some reason.
Oh woe is me!
Gee, whyíd you get so emo all of a sudden?
The city is boring! I need some action.
Ok, how about we go and cut down the Mighty Cedar that Humbaba
But his roar is a Flood, his mouth is Fire, and his breath
Sounds fun. Iíll have some special weapons made.
GILGAMESH takes ENKIDU by the hand and shows
him a magic axe, some sword and armor. Unlike most epics, we
don't get a LENGTHY DESCRIPTION.
I still think this a bad idea. Hey, you Elders, talk some
sense into this guy!
You were the one saying that you were bored with the city!
You are young at heart, Gilgamesh, but this Humbaba, his
roar is a flood, his mouth is fire...
And his breath is Death, yes I know, weíve covered that
already. Iím going to go anyway.
You are insane, you know that?
Whatís crazier, me going to chop down a tree or the gods
deciding that I need to love a man like a woman?
You know, I think you may be misunderstanding that part
of the epic.
When you learn how to read cuneiform, get back to me.