The Epic of Gilgamesh

What material has Humbaba used to build his house? What do the repeated references to cedar trees and Humbaba's offer of them in exchange of his life suggest about their value to this culture?

from The Epic of Gilgamesh translated by N.K. Sandars in The Battle With Humbaba

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"Humbaba came from his strong house of cedar."

Cedar is a strong wood used for building. It would have been a very valuable commodity during this time.



The Epic of Gilgamesh