The Epic of Gilgamesh

Overall, what seemed strange, unusual or confusing about your reading experience? What seemed, perhaps surprisingly, familiar, universal about it?

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I actually love this story and wrote an article about it that I'm citing below. Strange and unusual wouldn't be an apt description...... stories, tales, epics, and moral lessons haven't changed much over the years, and they continue to attract us because of their universal, familiar appeal.

What is universiality? What is it that is universal in the experience of humanity. However you choose to describe it....... it's unique but yet the same. Gilgamesh is our hero, Enkido the loyal sidekick; there's magic and demons........... good and evil, test and ultimately mistakes. We've all read these stories, they're familiar to everyone in one way or another, but still...... they're different.