It’s an interesting parallel between Enkidu and Gilgamesh : Gilgamesh behaves like a beast but is ruler of all civilization, whereas Enkidu is practically a beast but lives in harmony with all things uncivilized. Two parts of the same spirit, in a way. Yet it is better to be part of civilization than to live with the beasts, but a leader must be responsible for caring for those weaker than him.
Daily Archives: August 22, 2017
page 59 of 348 of Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others
Strong parallel between Enkidu with Adam and Eve. Enkidu is wild and lives at peace with the animals (is innocent) but when he becomes aware of his sexuality he is now in a sense “fallen” but also part of civilization, a civilization Gilgamesh has built (inherited).
I wonder what the three day journey between the hunter and Shamhat was like?