The Epic of Gilgamesh: Tablet 9, Gilgamesh mourns some more and then leaves to find the Secret of Immortality.

GILGAMESH
Oh, woe is me! I canít believe that my dearest friend is dead! Oh woeÖhey waitÖthat means Iím going to die someday too! I donít want to die! I knew that whole bit about death would be important!

GILGAMESH worries about DEATH for a while.

GILGAMESH
I guess Iíd better find Utanapishtim; he survived the Flood and is known to possess the secret of living forever.

And so GILGAMESH set out on his journey to find ETERNAL LIFE despite a fragmented ominous dream and something involving two lions.

GILGAMESH
I think I killed two lions. Eat your heart out, Hercules!

GILGAMESH travels over some important names until he reaches MOUNT MASHU.

MALE SCORPIAN BEING
I guard the Road of the Sun; youíd think Iíd have a name. All Humbaba guarded was a Cedar tree and he had a name, and seven cloaks! I need to call my agent! Anyway, hey honey, check out the god thing coming towards us.

FEMALE SCORPIAN BEING
Heís two thirds god, but heís one third human, dear.

MALE SCORPIAN BEING
Hey, there, why are you here?

GILGAMESH
Iím looking for Utanapishtim so I can learn the secret of eternal life.

MALE SCORPIAN BEING
Itís really dangerous.

GILGAMESH
I can handle it.

MALE SCORPIAN BEING
No really, itís dangerous.

GILGAMESH
Donít care. I donít want to end up dead some day!

MALE SCORPIAN BEING
Ok, you nut.

GILGAMESH travels the ROAD of the SUN; the path the SUN takes through the NETHERWORLD. Needless to say itís REALLY DARK!

GILGAMESH
I canít see a damned thing. Screw symbolism, someone get me a match!

GILGAMESH travels TEN LEGUES in TOTAL DARKNESS. Itís all VERY SYMBOLIC. He finally comes out to see the SUN RISE and finds himself at a JEWELED GARDEN.

GILGAMESH
You know this is all kind of blinding after having walked through ten leagues of darkness.