Utnapishtim

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Noun1.Utnapishtim - favorite of the gods and grandfather of GilgamishUtnapishtim - favorite of the gods and grandfather of Gilgamish; survived the great flood and became immortal
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ZAKAT ORO ECHO ZEUS ORIGIN EDDA ZAMMAT ONYX ELEMENTAL ZETES OPS EYE ZIUSUDRA OMEN EMBLEM ZAR OBSIDIAN EAR ZABAT OM EAGLE ZORYA OLAM EYE ZINA OWL ENTRAILS ZOE OPAL EARTH ZAKAR ORO ECHO ZEUS ORIGIN EDDA ZAMMA ONYX ELEMENTAL ZETES OPS EYE ZIUSUDRA OMEN EMBLEM ZAR OBSIDIAN EAR ZINA OWL ENTRAILS ZOE OPAL EARTH ZOE OPAL EARTH (House 62) By re-interpreting a Heideggerian use of "zoe", Rosi Braidotti argues that the "nomadic subject is in love with zoe" and explains it within the context of becoming-insect in Kafka's Metamorphoses: "Zoe carries on relentlessly and is cast out of the holy precinct of the 'me' that demands control and fails to obtain it, ending by being experienced as an alien other" (2002, 132).
Press, 2003], 1: 520-21), this concept is related in turn to the ancient Sumerian imagery about the paradisiacal land of Dilmun, which in the myth of Enki and Ninkhursag is described as located nearby "the mouth whence issues the water of the earth." In the Sumerian version of the Flood myth, the king Ziusudra is said to have been given immortality and residence in the mythical land of Dilmun by the gods.
(16) In other Akkadian versions of the flood myth, the name of the hero is Atrahasis ("Super-wise"); in Sumerian versions of the story, it is Ziusudra ("Long-lived"), and in Hittite recensions, it is Ulu.
The god Enki, who did not agree with the decree, revealed it to Ziusudra, a man well known for his humility and obedience.