Thank you for your warm welcome. The Epic of Gilgamesh. Quite frankly, until I've looked at an original transliteration in detail for myself, I should probably keep my mouth shut. This said…
Gilgamesh is like Enki, one of those names that rolls rather splendidly off the tongue (see my recent post 'Enki and the Cap of stone' on the Mysteries board). He is an ancient hero. Everyone knows that. But how old is he really? We understand that reliable, knowledgeable Akkadian specialists discovered him and his story. Layer upon layer has been heaped since then, and now dear old Gilgamesh rolls of the tongue. I don’t know how they found him because I can’t fathom how, in texts containing the symbols that make up his name, the complicated grammatical system of the Old Babylonian period came to that conclusion.
My feelings on the text as it stands? Weird. Not otherworldly. Just plain weird. Sorry.
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