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Gil·ga·mesh

 (gĭl′gə-mĕsh′)
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.
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Gilgamesh

(ˈɡɪlɡəˌmɛʃ)
n
(Non-European Myth & Legend) a legendary Sumerian king
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Gil•ga•mesh

(ˈgɪl gəˌmɛʃ)

n.
a legendary Sumerian king, the hero of Sumerian and Babylonian epics.
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Noun1.Gilgamesh - a legendary Sumerian king who was the hero of an epic collection of mythic storiesGilgamesh - a legendary Sumerian king who was the hero of an epic collection of mythic stories
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Translations
جلجامش
Gilgameš
Gilgamesch
Gilgameš
ギルガメッシュ
GilgamešГилгамеш
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An example of such an event is the worldwide flood described in ancient Jewish and Sumerian legends as well as in the Bible.
The Great Epic of Gilgamesh, some 1,500 years older than the poetry of Homer, is a collection of Sumerian legends immortalized in Akkadian cuneiform script on 12 clay tablets.
2750 B.C.: Gilgamesh, the hero of Sumerian legends, becomes king of the city-state Uruk.