The Epic of Gilgamesh

what is the main idea in the epic of Gilgamesh

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Gilgamesh is a Sumerian myth Epic of 2500-2100BC. The first written in the world. The main idea is that even a demigod and great king like Gilgamesh cannot cheat death by heroic exploits, that it's a waste of life to try and escape death, instead of spending life building and accomplishing things.


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