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    Introduction Throughout history the myth of a world covering flood covering the earth has been known by many cultures and disregarded by scientists or realists. recently, the idea of a flood covering parts of the world, evidence found in soil erosion, has been more accepted in the scientific community. One main reason many would consider it true is the widespread of one idea in multiple cultures around the world; all varying in details but having the main focus of a flood. We all have heard stories passed down from generation to generation each time slightly different from the last. two different people can tell the same event, and have two different stories; Which is why many people don’t trust documents or stories from as 700 BCE., there…

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    Paige Abern CLCV 3800 12/08/2014 The Deluge Myths: Deucalion, Genesis, and Gilgamesh A common folk motif found in many ancient religions is that of deluge, or flood, myths. These myths often depict a great flood sent by a deity(ies) to wipe out a civilization, usually as a form of divine retribution. There are many flood myths from all areas of the world, however this paper will focus on three relatively well known myths: The Greek Deucalion myth, The Abrahamic religion myth in Genesis of…

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    This epic is written on a cuneiform clay tablet. Gilgamesh was a king described as one third human and two thirds divinity (Sandars). He began an adventure in search of immortality after his friend Enkidu died (Sandars). Gilgamesh traveled to Dilmun to speak to the immortal Utnapishtim (Matthews and Benjamin). Utnapishtim was the person who survived the great flood. This great flood presented in Gilgamesh was written long before it was written in the Bible. It contains parallels with the Flood…

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    Didactic literature teaches, instructs, or demonstrates principles of mortality and well being. In The Epic Tale of Gilgamesh, the readers are taught several lessons within the text. The most easily found lesson that is learned within The Epic Tale of Gilgamesh is that death is unavoidable. Gilgamesh was a jealous man, and envied the Gods for their immortality. However, Gilgamesh came up with a plan of his own. Gilgamesh and his friend Enkidu realized that even though they can’t live…

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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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    Water is not only present on 71 percent of the Earth’s surface it also present nearly 100 percent of “The Talented Mr. Ripley.” It is used throughout the book and movie many times as the setting for several events and as a symbol for a variety of ideas. Death, salvation, rebirth and deception by water in both the book and the movie adaptation of “The Talented Mr. Ripley.” Death is the first and perhaps most apparent of the three. Water is seen by many as a symbol of life and good health, but to…

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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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    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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    to his transformation. Gilgamesh is this kind of hero. In the story The Epic of Gilgamesh, the main or title character has a hard time dealing with this experience. Initially, he is portrayed as a very self-confident, arrogant, and prideful individual. Many might get…

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    Immortality In Gilgamesh

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    In the Epic of Gilgamesh, the voyage to seek out eternal life is seized by the pompous and arrogant Gilgamesh. Throughout the entire novel, Gilgamesh has one thought on his mind, to not be forgotten. “I will kill Humbaba,/ the whole world will know how mighty I am./ I will make a lasting name for myself./ I will stamp my fame on men’s minds forever.” (94-95) However, the book clearly shows how ludicrous and naive the pursuit of immortality can be through characters’ basic common sense and…

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