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