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n. Mythology
The semidivine king of Erech, a city of southern Babylonia, and hero of an epic collection of mythic tales, one of which tells of a flood that covered the earth.


(Non-European Myth & Legend) a legendary Sumerian king


(ˈgɪl gəˌmɛʃ)

a legendary Sumerian king, the hero of Sumerian and Babylonian epics.
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He has recently published a fascinating book called The Gilgamesh Gene which analyses the mind-set of rulers throughout the ages and their attitude to the environment.
Summary: Thousands of years ago, the legendary Sumerian King Gilgamesh was in the land that would become Lebanon on a two-part quest: looking for both immortality and wood from the coveted cedar tree for his palaces.
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The 2015 winner of the King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies Translation of Arabic Literature Award, Gilgamesh's Snake is a haunting meditation on the Epic of Gilgamesh and how its themes of upheaval and a search for meaning continue to resonate some four thousand years later.
Coverage encompasses texts from the Epic of Gilgamesh through Elizabethan urban legends, the robed figures of the KKK, and modern comic books, graphic novels, films, and TV.
The ninth Asheyyat Tuqoos Al Masraheya festival awarded Mr Shams, from Gilgamesh Theatre, for his role as a waste collector in Al Mazbala Al Fadhela (the esteemed landfill).
Epos o Gilgamesovi, H 351 = The Epic of Gilgamesh, H 351.
Before those lofty targets can be tackled, Buick is aiming to get back on the board at Nottingham, where the first of his mounts is once-raced maiden Gilgamesh in the opening 6f maiden for in-form George Scott.
Gilgamesh's Snake and Other Poems lifts characters and themes from one of the world's oldest surviving literary works, The Epic of Gilgamesh, pulls them out of time and replants them in a space between ancient Uruk and contemporary Iraq.
Che was allowed out this week for a dinner date with girlfriend Meg Hanley at Gilgamesh in London.
This retelling of the tragic story of the hero Gilgamesh and his loving friendship with the wild but staunch Enkidu is of interest to readers of Mythlore for two reasons.