Herbert Mason's The Epic Of Gilgamesh

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The epic of Gilgamesh, the story Herbert Mason translates, by, is a timeless tale about mortality, loss, and a hero’s journey to bring his friend back to life. King of Uruk, tyrant to his people, and despot; Gilgamesh is licentious as well as notorious for sleeping with brides before their husbands could and working his people half to death. Gilgamesh, who knows little about being human, is to be two-thirds god. Gilgamesh is the story of how the king of Uruk becomes human and overcomes the struggles of losing the beloved friend, Enkidu, who is considered part animal and part human, before they met. In this narrative there are many different characters and personalities. From holding wisdom to being seen as worthless, the female characters have