page 60 of 348 of Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others

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.