Gilgamesh: The Mesopotamian Hero of an Epic Poem Written in Akkadian

Gilgamesh: The Mesopotamian Hero of an Epic Poem Written in Akkadian

Written by:
Kelly Mass
Narrated by:
Doug Greene
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Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2022
0 hours 37 minutes
Perhaps you have heard about Gilgamesh, or perhaps you know what he was but would like to know more about him.

Gilgamesh was an age-old Mesopotamian hero and the lead character of the Impressive of Gilgamesh, a legendary poem written in Akkadian throughout the late 2nd millennium BC. He could have been a posthumously deified historic emperor of the Sumerian city-state of Uruk. Despite the fact that he ended up being a crucial figure in Sumerian legend throughout the Third Dynasty of Ur (from 2112 to 2004 BC), his rule was more than likely throughout the start of the Early Dynastic Period (Mesopotamia) (henceforth ED), from 2900 to 2350 BC.

Gilgamesh's famous deeds are stated in 5 Sumerian poems that have endured. The earliest of these is most likely 'Gilgamesh, Enkidu, and the Netherworld,' in which Gilgamesh saves the goddess Inanna from the satanic forces that have plagued her huluppu tree.

These stories were later weaved into a meaningful story in Babylonian times.

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