The Epic of Gilgamesh

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1. What do Enkidu’s curse and then his blessing of the prostitute suggest about the lot of women in ancient Mesopotamia?

2. Why does Utnapishtim tell Urshanabi that he is no longer welcome in his realm?

3. What does the story of Enkidu’s education by the prostitute tell us about Mesopotamian views of culture and civilization?

4. What is the significance of Gilgamesh’s passage through the darkness beneath the twin-peaked mountain?


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