The word Gilgamesh is the name of the king of the Sumerian city-state of Uruk. Gilgamesh is a hero in ancient Mesopotamian mythology and the protagonist of Epic of Gilgamesh. The Epic of Gilgamesh is a poem by Akkadian in the time of late second millennium BC. Gilgamesh ruled between 2800 and 2500 BC. Gilgamesh was a key person in Sumerian legends in the times of third Dynasty of Ur. Story of Gilgamesh king was discussed in five Sumerian poems. You can download The Epic of Gilgamesh PDF at the end.
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According to most of the classical historians, The Epic of Gilgamesh has much influence on poems Iliad and Odyssey, written in ancient Greek at the time of eighth century BC. The birth of the Gilgamesh is defined in second century AD anecdote from the poem On the Nature of Animals written by Greek author Aelian. Aelian states in his poem that the grandfather of Gilgamesh had kept his mother apart from becoming pregnant because an oracle told him that his grandson will overthrow his empire. His mother gives birth to him and the guards throw him from the father but an eagle saved him and give him to an orchard, and then Gilgamesh was raised by a gardener. The of Gilgamesh storey was rediscovered by Library of Ashurbanipal in the year 1849. The novel is translated in different languages of the world and is very popular among readers.
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- The predecessor of The Epic of Gilgamesh is Dumuzid, the Fisherman as Ensi of Uruk and Aga of kish who was the king of Sumer.
- The successor of The Epic of Gilgamesh is Ur-Nangal.
- The Epic of Gilgamesh tells the story of the Greek legend and his struggle to get his kingdom.
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