The Epic of Gilgamesh
Gilgamesh is the earliest-known literature. King Gilgamesh is a tyrant who rules the people with an iron hand. However, one day this king is challenged by a beast-like man who is as strong as Gilgamesh. Yet, after their battle with each other, these two men become very close friends. Gilgamesh and Enkidu have many adventures, which include the killing of Humbaba and the Bull of heaven. However, when Enkidu dies, Gilgamesh begins a journey in order to find the answer to eternal life. With this knowledge, Gilgamesh hopes to bring his friend back from the dead. Gilgamesh meets some very interesting people during his travels, including Utnapishtim, who is the "Noah" of the Bible. Does Gilgamesh find the secret to eternal life? Read this tale to find out.