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Gilgamesh the king

Author: Ludmila Zeman
Publisher: Montreal, Quebec ; Plattsburgh, N.Y. : Tundra Books, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gilgamesh, half-god and half-man, in his loneliness and isolation becomes a cruel tyrant over the citizens of Uruk. To impress them forever he orders a great wall to be built, driving his people to exhaustion and despair so that they cry to the Sun God for help. In answer, another kind of man, Enkidu, is sent to earth to live among the animals and learn kindness from them. He falls in love with Shamhat, a singer  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Legends
Named Person: Gilgamesh, (Legendary character); Gilgamesh, (Legendary character)
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ludmila Zeman
ISBN: 0887762832 9780887762833
OCLC Number: 25548604
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 x 30 cm.
Responsibility: retold and illustrated by Ludmila Zeman.
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Gilgamesh, half-god and half-man, in his loneliness and isolation becomes a cruel tyrant over the citizens of Uruk. To impress them forever he orders a great wall to be built, driving his people to exhaustion and despair so that they cry to the Sun God for help. In answer, another kind of man, Enkidu, is sent to earth to live among the animals and learn kindness from them. He falls in love with Shamhat, a singer from the temple, and he follows her back to Uruk. There, Enkidu, the "uncivilized" beast from the forest, shows the evil Gilgamesh through friendship what it means to be human.

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