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    One major similarity is that The Atra-Hasis and Epic of Gilgamesh are both polytheistic stories that have similar gods such as Enlil. Similarly, there is also a major flood that is created by the gods to wipe out mankind for their raucous. Some gods, nevertheless, are kinder than others. In both texts, a god decides to tell the king of the story about the flood. These gods warn them and convince them to build a boat out of a building such as a house or a temple. In the end, both kings within The Atra-Hasis and Epic of Gilgamesh survive the flood. Likewise, in the latter part of the story, the gods of both texts feel guilt and regret for their actions, and therefore, agree to not cause harm to humanity again. Both passages contain multiple similarities, yet they have multiple difference with the passage, Noah and the…

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    Gilgamesh and The Acceptance of Death “Why should I fear death? If I am, death is not. If death is, I am not. Why should I fear that which cannot exist when I do?” —Epicurus The Epic of Gilgamesh speaks to the human fear of death and the death of the people who they love and care for. It answers to the existential question of what comes with death and what of the life and connections that have been made during our time one Earth. The character Gilgamesh goes through different stages while…

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    What exactly is a hero? According to Webster’s Dictionary, a hero is “a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities.” Whether intentional or coincidental, these persons have a great impact on others. However, many of those characters that are deemed heroic figures are also ones that are identified as “tragic heroes”. This suggests that, despite the real or potential good that a character does, he is flawed and often acts in ways that lead to his downfall or to his…

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    Javier Romero Dr. Felipe English Comp 3 August 13, 2015 The Epic of Gilgamesh The Epic of Gilgamesh shows realities between the unruly natural world and civilized Mesopotamia. This epic is the journey of a warrior, Gilgamesh, filled with great hubris, as he searches for the key to immortality. Gilgamesh is the king of Uruk but is seen more like a overpowering tyrant than a kind leader to his people. The gods send a wild man, Enkidu, as a buffer to Gilgamesh’s hubris. When Enkidu dies he is…

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    The epic of Gilgamesh and Genesis each show different views from the Story of the Flood. Each gives background on different time periods and by different parts of the world. One telling of Gilgamesh seeking answers from Utnapishtim on how to live forever to avoid the suffering from death, and Noah a man chosen by God to save his family and animals from the cleaning of the world floods. By showing the difference and similarities of both stories we can not only understand more of storytelling of…

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    1) The two chronicles of the flood, Ovids metamorphoses and the Old Testaments told in similar form and they were in many ways similar and had several things in common. In both chronicles the gods believed that the world obtained to much violence, God said to noah that "The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth.” so in both stories the gods decided to flood the world and rid it of all man kind…

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    People are often asked if something is either right or wrong. Sometimes the answer is quite simple but other times the answer can get extremely complicated. These kind of questions can often be answered through what people call common sense. However, there are some situations where the answer will differ depending on who the person being asked and how he was raised and/or how they learn to live their life. As people get older and more mature not only is their body the only thing that grows…

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    Andre Gore IH Mosaics Section 091 Professor Cyphers The Floods of Gilgamesh and Genesis There is a close resemblance between the flood story in the Epic of Gilgamesh, and the flood story in the Book of Genesis. Although the two stories have their differences in context, there is a close similarity in the reasoning behind the events, and in the events themselves. In both stories, the gods send a huge flood, which wipes out all of humanity, except for the few people who are chosen to survive.…

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    Besides the obvious differences between The Epic of Gilgamesh and Star Wars, there are quite a few similarities. Similarities include spiritual training and signs of being special, but there are also more than just those. Three main comparisons between the stories are the weapons and how they are used to achieve goals, battles of good versus evil, and the heroes and their sidekicks. One of the comparisons between The Epic of Gilgamesh and Star Wars is the weapons. There are three main weapons…

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    Topoi of revealed secrets occur in over twenty-five ANE sources, ranging from Sumer, Babylon, and Persia in the east to Egypt and Greece in the west. In the following subsection is three positive-revelation sources possibly holding a parent-child relationship with Second Temple writings. The second subsection contains two for negative revelation. The three most likely sources for parent-child relationships are (1) the Ascent of Enmeduranki, (2) the Assyrian version of the Epic of Gilgamesh, and…

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