Historical Who is Who

GILGAMESH

c 2750 bce
Mesopotamia / Iraq
LITERATURE, RELIGION

 

The ideal heroic king of ancient Mesopotamian society. His story is best known in the form of the Gilgamesh Epic dating from c 1200 BCE. It tells of a search for wisdom and the building of a city, and includes the threat from a great flood, the promise of living for ever and the threat to this via a snake. Some link with the Eden and Flood stories of Genesis is highly probable

 Life

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