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Epic of Gilgamesh - Sha naqba īmuru

The Epic of Gilgamesh (Sha naqba īmuru) was written on 12 clay tablets in cuneiform script. It is about the adventures of the historical King of Uruk (somewhere between 2750 and 2500 BCE). 31,342 more words

Sumer

Gilgamesh

People often try to extend life because their time on Earth is limited. What they should do is make the best of the time that they have. 247 more words

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THE SUNSET SHIP OF MANY WATERS

Gilgamesh said unto Utnapishtim, to Utnapishtim the remote: “I am looking at thee, Utnapishtim. Thy person is not altered; even as am I so art thou.

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Literature

Stuff from Way Back #28: Hey, Buddy, Can You Spare a Myth?

The early parts of the Biblical book of Genesis involve a great deal of water, which might seem odd in the mythic tradition of a society that emerged and evolved in the relatively arid environs of Palestine. 892 more words

Palestine

Literaturathon #1: The Epic of Gilgamesh

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Gilgamesh is a depressing story. Entertaining…but depressing. It’s considered the oldest story, actually (or at least one of the oldest that we know of c. 595 more words

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The Noah Movie

I do believe many people are sadly mistaken as to the origin of the story of Noah. As it turns out, the story of the flood is not a Christian, Jewish, or even a monotheistic story. 262 more words

Film