GILGAMESH, EPIC OF


GILGAMESH, EPIC OF
   an ancient Sumerian epic tale the moral of which is that men must accept their lot and not seek the impossible. The story itself contains a FLOOD LEGEND and a FORM of CREATION story. It is best described as a MEDITATION on death in the form of a tragedy.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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  • Epic of Gilgamesh — The Epic of Gilgamesh is an epic poem from Ancient Mesopotamia and is among the earliest known works of literary fiction. Scholars believe that it originated as a series of Sumerian legends and poems about the mythological hero king Gilgamesh,… …   Wikipedia

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