Untnapishtim relates a story of a flood in the epic of gilgamesh
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Tablet VII introduces details regarding Enkidu's dream. In it, the gods are angry with him and Gilgamesh over the death of Humbaba, and they meet to decide what should be done with them. Anu, Ishtar’s father, decrees that someone must be punished for killing Humbaba and the Bull of Heaven. Only one of the companions, however, must die. Enlil, Humbaba’s master and the god of earth, wind, and air, feels that Enkidu should be the one to die. Shamash, the sun god, defends the heroes, saying that he had influenced their actions in the Cedar Forest. Enlil is angered and accuses Shamash of taking their side and behaving like a mortal instead of a god. Therefore, it is decided that Enkidu must die.