From The Epic of Gilgamesh in The Death of Enkidu
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Gilgamesh struggles to accept Enkidu’s death but is also in denial of death itself. When Gilgamesh sees a worm emerge from Enkidu’s nose, he can no longer deny what is happening: his friend is dead. He sees that one day he too will die. This drives him to seek a way out, to cheat death itself..... which relates to Gilgamesh's quest for immortality.