ISHTAR, Goddess of Love, catches sight of Gilgamesh all decked
out in his ROYAL FINERY.
That was fun, killing Hambaba and all. Iíll just clean myself
up a bit.
Damn, Gilgamesh, you are one hot hunk of ancient Mesopotamian
Thatís what Iím saying.
Come live with me and be my love and we will all the pleasures
Marry me, big boy, and Iíll give you all sorts of gifts.
Your herds will be plentiful and people everywhere will
bring you stuff.
ISHTAR goes to her father ANU and pouts about GILGAMESH.
No way! Youíve killed or cursed all your other lovers! Besides,
Iíve got Enkidu.
Dad! Gilgamesh was mean to me!
You started it. Itís all true besides.
Dad! Thatís not the point! Give me the Bull of Heaven so
I can kill Gilgamesh!
No, not unless youíve made sure that thereís enough food
for the people to eat. The Bull of Heaven will cause seven
years of famine.
Oh yeah, thatís all set.
ANU gives ISHTAR the BULL OF HEAVEN. SHE leads the BULL down
to the earth.
Alright, be home before 11.
The BULL OF HEAVEN snorts, creating a huge pit that swallows
300 young men and ENKIDU up to his waist.
Hell hath no fury, you know.
ENKIDU jumps out of the pit and starts to fight with the BULL.
Now thatís not good. Best put a stop to this.
Hey, Gilgamesh! Iíve got the bull by the horns, come on
over and slay the thing, will ya?
GILGAMESH slays the BULL OF HEAVEN.
BULL OF HEAVEN
You know, seeing as I was supposed to cause 7 years of famine
and killed 300 men by snorting twice I die pitifully easily.
ENKIDU tears off the hindquarters of the BULL and flings it
in her FACE.
No fair! He insults me and kills the Bull of Heaven!
Oh stuff it! If I could get a hold of you, I would do the
same to you.
Youíre just jealous that Iím the prettiest.
ISHTAR gathers up her cultic women and mourns the BULL. Meanwhile
GILGAMESH and ENKIDU hold a happening SHINDIG.
Talk to the hand.