The Epic of Gilgamesh Translated by N.K. Sandars in The Battle with Humbaba
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When he roars it is like the torrent of the storm, his breath is like fire, and his jaws are death itself. He guards the cedars so well that when the wild heifer stirs in the forest, though she is sixty leagues distant, he hears her. What man would willingly walk into that country and explore its depths? I tell you, weakness overpowers whoever goes near it: it is not an equal struggle when one fights with Humbaba;. he is a great warrior, a battering-ram. Gilgamesh, the watchman of the forest never sleeps.'
The Epic of Gilgamesh/ Penguin Classics