Great king. Great man.
Gilgamesh is the main character in the Epic of Gilgamesh, an Akkadian poem that is considered the first great work of literature, and in earlier Sumerian poems.
Gilgamesh is generally seen by scholars as a historical figure, since inscriptions have been found which confirm the existence of other figures associated with him in the epic.
According to the Epic of Gilgamesh
Gilgamesh was a ruler whose deeds gained such fame that he became a main character of the Sumerian mythology. The Epic of Gilgamesh was recited and copyed not only in Sumerian language but also in many other languages of the Ancient Western Asia. Gilgamesh became a hero for the all Ancient World. He was an adventurer, a brave man but also a tragic figure, a symbol of human vanity and an irresistable thirst for fame, glory and immortality.
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