GILGAMESH and ENKIDU stand at the FORESTíS edge.
Wow, thatís some kind of Forest there.
THEY start cutting down trees and HUMBABA comes out to see what
all the noise is.
Now you know why it has a capital F.
Whatís all the racket? Hey, I thought I told you kids to
get off my lawn!
Hah! You canít threaten us! The two of us can take you!
Dude, that was my line.
Gilgy, old friend. The Gil-miester! You arenít going let
this nobody tell you what to do, are you?
Iím supposed to love him like a womanÖ
Can we get off of that already? The epic has homosexual
overtones, we get it, letís move on!
Why, I ought to feed your flesh to the screaming vultures,
the eagle, and the vulture!
GILGAMESH is frightened by this and runs and hides.
So, screaming vultures and vultures are two different birds
He has a scary face!
And so GILGAMESH and ENKIDU fight HUMBABA. It is, of course,
an epic fight, which means it took a LONG TIME. SHAMASH gets
Dude, why are you hiding, werenít you just telling me to
be brave? Iím sure Shamash will help us!
Oh, come on, you two canít do a thing on your own can you?
Fine, Iíll send thirteen winds.
Yes. Southwind, Northwind, Eastwind, Westwind, Whistling
Wind, Piercing Wind, Blizzard, Bad Wind, Wind of Simurru,
Demon Wind, Ice Wind, Storm, and Sandstorm.
Iím fairly sure some of those are the same thing.
The THIRTEEN WINDS trap HAMBABA and GILGMASH gets ready to kill
Please donít kill me! Iíll be your servant! Iíll cut down
the trees for you!
Donít listen to him! HAMBABA Shut up, Enkidu! I shouldíve
fed your fleshÖ
Thatís enough repetition for one Tablet, thank you.
Tell Gilgamesh to spare my life!
HAMBABA makes one final bid for freedom, which of course fails.
Seeing he is going to die, like all good epic villains, he utters
Kill him or the Gods will be pissed.
May Enkidu not live the longer of the two of you!
Umm, Gilgamesh, what are you waiting for? Kill him!
GILGAMESH kills HAMBABA and like a good epic hero, cuts off
his HEAD. THEY then proceed to cut down some trees, including
the GREAT CEDAR.
Sorry, thought he should have his last words. Theyíll probably
be important later.
This will make a great door for the Temple.
Sounds good. Let's get going, I'll just hold this bloody
THEY set sail for HOME.