U: Utnapishtim

I have to read The Epic of Gilgamesh for my history this year. Not that it’s a bad thing, I throughly enjoyed it!!! It was written c. 2000 B.C.

One thing that amazed me. Gilgamesh…what did he do? He search for eternal life. And when he found it, what happened?

snake stole it.

A sly snake stole his eternal life and he was never able to get it back again.

Does that sound familiar?

Genesis 3!! 🙂

And then there was Utnapishtim, who somehow, popped up in the middle of the story. Totally interrupted it…and I’m still not sure why. I guess it had to be told somewhere, right?

But what is so stunning about Utnapishtim is that he survived a great flood!! Ok, so yeah, the story is a bit mixed up. For one, he brought all kinds of crafts masters with him. And then after that, he and his wife became gods.

But wow!! I just thought that was really, really cool. I am so glad that I had the chance to read this book!!

However, my favorite part is still the snake stealing Gilgamesh’s eternal life. 🙂


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