The Epic of Gilgamesh

the epic of gilgamesh

how is the destruction of the flood different than the destruction of gilgamesh as he rages through his city in the early parts of the story, or the destruction of humbaba?

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The flood is an example of natural force representing both destruction and rebirth. Gilgamesh merely a tyrant-king who works his people to death and takes what he wants from them. He kills the young men at will and uses the women as he pleases.