The Epic of Gilgamesh

Hod did the events at the end of "The Death of Enkidu" relate to Gilgamesh's quest

From The Epic of Gilgamesh translated by N.K. Sandars from The Death of Enkidu

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Enkidu's death fills Gilgamesh with sadness and fear. He fears his own mortality, as if he'd never considered himself a mortal being. Thus, his initial desire for eternal life is regenerated by the death of his friend. This precedes the continuation of his quest for immortality.


The Epic of Gilgamesh