Until he returns to his city, until he arrives at his road, the garment shall not wear with age; it shall remain entirely new.”. I shall lead thee unto Gilgamesh, for I knoweth where he shall be. But I was afraid; I could not approach him. When Gilgamesh had heard this he opened the sluices that the sweet water might carry him into the deep; he bound heavy stones to his feet, which dragged him down to the sea floor, and thus he found the plant. He hath filled up the pit which I digged. Enkidu the gods have indeed brought down to his doom. And as he hearkened, he made a resolve. Anu heard the lament of the gods, and they also cried aloud to  Aruru, the goddess, saying, “. From the diverse sources found, two main versions of the epic have been partially reconstructed: the Standard Babylonian version, or He who saw the deep, and the Old Babylonian version, or Surpassing all other kings. The hierodule opened her mouth Then Utnapishtim spoke unto Gilgamesh (and said): “Gilgamesh, thou didst come here weary; thou didst labour and row. The great gods Anu, Enlil, Ea, and Shamash held an assembly, and Anu spoke unto Ea thus: ‘Because these two slew the Heaven-Bull, and slew Humbaba, the guardian of the mountains and the Forest of Cedar, one of the two must die.’ Enlil said unto Anu, ‘Let Enkidu die, for Gilgamesh must die not!’ Shamash, however, spoke unto Enlil thus: ‘Was it not by thy order that these men slew the Heaven-Bull and the guardian Humbaba? © 2010-2020 Jason Colavito. spoke, even unto Gilgamish. But Enkidu understood not. As Enkidu was sitting before the woman, her loins he embraced, her vagina he opened. Human translations with examples: epiko maragtas, epiko ng france. The wall they demolished. The gods even were afraid of the storm; they retreated and took refuge in the heaven of Anu. Thou shouldest design boundaries[??] Then Enkidu, offspring of the mountains who with the gazelles eats herbs, with the beasts he slaked his thirst, with the creatures of the water his heart rejoiced. the hair of the head. Dating from the Third Dynasty of Ur (circa 2100 BC), it is often regarded as the earliest surviving great work of literature. "How is he become like Gilgamish suddenly? This startled Enkidu and his body grew faint; his knees became stiff, as his cattle departed, and he became less agile than ever before. There went Ninurta and he caused the banks to overflow; the Anunnaki lifted on high (their) torches, and with the brightness thereof they illuminated the universe. Why did the blood of my heart stand still? And where my foot treads, there is death.”, And Utnapishtim said to Urshanabi, the ferryman: “Urshanabi, thou have become loathsome to this harbor; let the boat carry thee away; you are forever excluded from this place. Thick and tangled were the thorns beneath the dark canopy of the vast forest………….. A previous translation, by Leonidas Le Cenci Hamilton in 1884, was highly poetic and attempted to fill in the gaps in tablets through a pastiche of unrelated Near Eastern texts … Wherever terror is to be faced, thou, forsooth, art in fear of death. The Epic Of Gilgamesh 4 1 THE COMING OF ENKIDU GILGAMESH went abroad in the world, but he met with none who could withstand his arms till be came to Uruk. His strength is beyond compare; he is like unto an immortal. He saw and cried out to his friend: “Now, my friend, thus I speak. And as he stood in the street The fifth day, the sixth day, Mount Niṣir held the ship, fast, and did not let it slip away. Thou shalt lead him to me." And as I ............ Cookie Policy Let the mountains and valleys mourn thee like a mother her son. He stroked................. he drank. Gilgamesh opened his mouth and spoke to Enkidu: “Whoever, my friend, overcomes terror, it is well (for him) with Shamash for the length of his days. In ......... to shepherd If you just want the story, you can try the easier-to-read version of The Epic of Gilgamesh (1972) by N.K. She uncovered her nakedness. He took off the armor that was upon him. Thou were born in the wilderness. “My friend, wherefore have the great gods thus taken counsel?” When dawn broke, Enkidu spoke to Gilgamesh, saying: “What a dream I dreamed last night, my friend and brother! When I return I shall celebrate the New-Year twice over, two times in one year. wanderest thou on the plain? But henceforth They grappled with each other His cheeks were flush with ample beard, and his hair was thick like barley. For does not Ea know all arts?’. thou shalt ........ thyself. Dating from the Third Dynasty of Ur (circa 2100 BC), it is often regarded as the first great work of literature. What I have created, where is it? And when the beasts come down to the drinking-place, then let her tear off her clothing and disclose her nakedness. Sleep came over him like a storm wind. The walked for six weeks, nearer still to Mount Lebanon. The Epic of Gilgamesh is, perhaps, the oldest written story on Earth. his face became pale. I summoned the land to assemble unto him, and said unto Enkidu:— she clothed herself. It recounts the deeds of a hero-king of ancient Mesopotamia, following him through adventures and encounters with men and gods alike. Six days and seven nights For thee a throne was set up in the assembly on which thou wert commanded to sit. The city of Shuruppak, a city which, as thou knowest, is situated on the bank of the river Euphrates. The lion feared thee, all of which thou knowest. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of The Epic of Gilgamesh and what it means. Modern-day translations draw on multiple fragments in order to provide a generally clear story of the epic. The Epic of Gilgamesh (Penguin Epics). When thou callest to me, thou afflictest my heart. O daughter of the carpenter, like a sister unto me, had I but left it! Bring forth and read out the lapis lazuli tablet that tells of the great hardships endured by Gilgamesh. I have drawn all translations from this work. With gazelles he ate herbs, with the beasts he slaked his thirst, with the creatures of the water his heart rejoiced. Enkidu was their guard. The work, my friend, to the artisans I will entrust. Gilgamesh placed upon his head the crown and put on his diadem. He broke bread “As soon as early dawn appeared, the populace assembled ’round Atra-hasis’s gate, the carpenter with his hatchet, the reed-worker with his flattening-stone, the […] men […]. He captured the wild mountain goats. Who has ever opposed his weapon? And Gilgamesh saw a well wherein was cool water; he stepped into it and bathed in the water. Benjamin Foster, Laffan Professor of Assyriology and Babylonian Literature and curator of the Yale Babylonian Collection at Yale, translated the AkkadianEpic of Gilgamesh for the Norton Critical Editions series, The Epic of Gilgamesh (2001), and is the author of Akkadian Literature of the Late Period (2007) as well as twenty-five or more studies on various aspects of Akkadian literature. the heroes purified. my brother." I am determined to enter the cedar forest. He took all his animals and retreated to his home. halting at the ................ A project was instituted. The gods were bowed down, and sat there weeping. Six cubits did he cover in each stride. Their lips were pressed together (in fear and in terror). and said unto the hierodule:— Gilgamesh and Enkidu were equipped with 10 talents each. But Ea, the lord of unfathomable wisdom, argued with them. To one double hour in the heart of the forest, who has ever penetrated into it? Humbaba, whose roar is a deluge, whose mouth is fire, whose breath is death. Five earlier Sumerian poems about Gilgamesh have been partially recovered, some with primitive versions of specific episodes in the Babylonian version, others with unrelated stories. They took the straight road, and on the third day they reached the appointed place. That city was very old, as were the gods within it. unto Eanna dwelling place of Anu, At the mountain ravine I arrived by night-time. fells in the night time cruelly. Ere thou earnest down from the mountain Gilgamesh beheld thee in a dream in Uruk.”, Gilgamesh came, to understand the dream, and said to his mother: “My mother, I dreamed a dream in my nightly vision; the stars of heaven, like Anu’s host, fell upon me. Since the discovery over one hundred years ago of a body of Mesopotamian poetry preserved on clay tablets, what has come to be known as the Epic of Gilgamesh has been considered a masterpiece of ancient literature. came forth Enkidu Among the great sheep for sacrifice His cattle, which grew up in his field, shall forsake him while he holdeth thee in the embraces of love.”. 1 An excellent and up-to-date translation of the Epic in its various Akkadian versions as well as of the Sumerian tales of Gilgamesh is presented by Andrew George, The Epic of Gil-gamesh: A New Translation (New York, 1999). Its gate she closed and went up to her roof. speaking unto Enkidu. with his foot, Whither shall I go? as unto a husband. The fullest extant text of the Gilgamesh epic is on 12 incomplete Akkadian-language tablets found in the mid-19th century at Nineveh. Behold his face: it glows with heroic courage. by my lapis lazuli necklace, not will I forget. He bore a net but I was not able to bear it. [About five lines broken away.] Ways were laid out and paths well kept. he had not been taught. At the forge the workmen sat in council. Be not faint-hearted, lay hold upon his soul. .................... Two thirds god they made him; one third man they made him. which the panther and lion Touch the threshold stone—it is from ancient days. As son of Lugalbanda, Gilgamesh is perfection in his strength, son too of the august cow, Ninsun, the goddess. Then I embarked also all my family and my relatives, cattle of the field, beasts of the field, and the uprighteous people—all them I embarked. It was he who by his strength alone reached Utnapishtim, the distant, who restored the holy places that the Flood had destroyed, and who for the teeming masses instilled the rites of heaven. These parts and the precinct comprise Uruk. Their plan he told to a reed-hut, (saying): “‘Reed-hut, reed-hut, clay-structure, clay-structure! Continually in the midst of Erech weapons Today my ball and my mallet fell down to Hades.”. [said unto Gilgamish:—] And thy nature itself has not changed, like unto me thou art also, though thou hast departed this life. And while he slept, the first loaf became hard; the second became leathery; the third became soggy; the fourth became white; the fifth became gray with mold; the sixth, it was fresh; the seventh—of a sudden the man awoke upon being touched. The demon has seized my flesh. Enkidu sitting before the hierodule He is a great net who protects his men, a thrashing flood-wave capable of devastating even walls of stone. Sirudi saw him from afar off, and she spoke to herself and took counsel with herself: “Forsooth, this man must be a hunter of wild bulls, but whence cometh he to arrive at my gate?” And as Sirudi saw him approach she closed her gate. And he made glad. He was clothed with long hair like a woman. Let me see dream-visions, O Shamash.”. It is about the adventures of the historical King of Uruk (somewhere between 2750 and 2500 BCE). Come! He weareth rags, not fine robes; no belt but old rope. Let him pass out through the great door unto his own country.” And Utnapishtim said to his wife: “All men deceive, and this one will deceive you. He hath caused the cattle and the beasts of the field to escape from my hands, and he doth not let me make war upon them.” Gilgamesh replied unto the trapper: “Goest thou, trapper, and retrieve the harlot, Shamhat, and taketh her with thee. I loved him as a woman, Beer he drank A name I will establish.”, To the young men of Uruk, Gilgamsh spoke thus: “Hear me, O young men of Uruk! With a second garment The gods smelt the savour; yea, the gods smelt the sweet savour; the gods gathered like flies around the sacrificer. Utnapishtim then said unto Gilgamesh: “I will reveal unto thee, O Gilgamesh, the mysterious story, and the mystery of the gods I will tell thee. Translated by Maureen Gallery Kovacs Electronic Edition by Wolf Carnahan, I998. The mountains have reared him. Now sleep!” And for six days and seven nights Gilgamesh resembled one lying lame. "My mother, I have seen another smithsonianmag.com April 30, 2007. And there came out stars in the heavens, As thou exhausteth thine energies and sap thy strength, thou only hasten the end of thy days. born in the fields like thee. To thee I shall show Gilgamesh, effusive in his emotion. The handsome youth and the comely maid, both may fall to Death all too soon. There is a plant resembling buckthorn; its thorn stings like that of a bramble. I looked in every direction, and behold, all was sea. This just happened to be sitting on my dad's bookshelf, so I snatched it up. The Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh is preserved on three groups of manuscripts (clay tablets), which give an account of the poem at different stages in its evolution, from the eighteenth century BC to the first millennium BC. Enkidu forgot the place where he was born. “Six days and nights the wind blew, and storm and tempest overwhelmed the country. unto the place of the ... of the sheepfolds. I bore him but he was too heavy for me. She settled down to feed, went away, and returned no more. Here harlots stand eternal vigil in their beauty, ripe in their bodies, merry in their countenance, and forever ready to take to sheets forever spread on the couches of the night. At twenty double-leagues they then took a meal: and at thirty double-leagues they took a rest. It's the story of Gilgamesh, King of Uruk (now Iraq), his battle and then friendship with Enkidu, and later his solo quest. After reading Gerald Davis's translations of Don Quixote and Beowulf (on audiobook), I was excited to read his new translation: Gilgamesh. To the majesty of the god came my cry, and he hearkened and saved me, even me.”. Fear filled him to the core, and his face had changed like a man who had journeyed far. bear thee, Enkidu ate bread, Not on myself did I bestow any benefit. In form he is shorter. The hierodule opened her mouth Weapons let them mold before us.”. These days will I remember, never will I forget (them). No speculation about the epic on literary or religious levels is given. The heroes kissed its feet. Why dost thou desire to do this? I saw him and I rejoiced, I loved him as a woman, I embraced him. Give a Gift. He has taken all their children, for is Gilgamesh not the shepherd of his people? the people assembled saying unto Enkidu:— The whole of his body was covered with hair. I opened the sluices and lowered my equipment into it. One third for city, one third for garden, one third for field, and a precinct for the temple of Ishtar. He will grant you fowl in plenty and fish in abundance, herds of cattle and an abundant harvest. Let the elder of Uruk lament thee, and all the people of Uruk who cheered us on. Behold the outer walls which gleam with the brilliance of copper; see the inner wall which none might rival. I am to return, leaving the ship on the shore.”. He shall see thee, and shall draw nigh unto thee. he drank. George edited the texts in a two-volume technical edition, which appeared just after the first printings of the translation, and is pretty much authoritative. But what hast thou gained from thy toil? Enkidu shall see her, and he shall draw nigh unto her, and the cattle, which grew up on his field, shall forsake him.”, Heeding the advice of his father, the trapper traveled unto Uruk. goring like an ox. The hilt of the lances held 30 mina in gold. Ascend and walk about on the wall of Uruk, inspect the corner-stone, and examine its brick-work, whether its wall is not made of burned brick, and its foundation laid by the Seven Sages. He found Gilgamesh and spake unto him: “A man unlike no other cometh down from the mountains. One third for city, one third for garden, one third for field, and a precinct for the temple of Ishtar. But the men of Uruk muttered in their houses, ‘Gilgamesh sounds the tocsin for his amusement, his arrogance has no bounds by day or night. Loosen thy girdle, uncover thy nakedness that he may receive thy favours. Shamash loves Gilgamesh; Anu, Bel, and Ea are whispering (wisdom) into his ear. No longer can I live in your city; nor on Enlil’s territory can I live securely any longer; I will go down to the Apsu; I will live with Ea, my lord. into his presence. Hast thou contrasted thy lot to that of the fool? The gods of the abyss arose. A time had Shamash appointed, (namely): ‘When the rulers of darkness send at eventide a destructive rain, then enter into the ship and shut its door.’ This very sign came to pass, and the rulers of darkness sent a destructive rain at eventide. Addeddate For the king of Erech of the wide places The rich men brought pitch, and the poor men collected together all that was necessary. In Erech of the wide spaces “I opened the air-hole and light fell upon my cheek. and cohabited with the courtesan. mightily[?] Epic of Gilgamesh, ancient Mesopotamian odyssey recorded in the Akkadian language about Gilgamesh, the king of the Mesopotamian city-state Uruk (Erech). We hear that Humbaba is enraged. The clay tablets he translated were written in cuneiform, an alphabet used by Middle Eastern languages including Sumerian, Akkadian, Urartian … Privacy Statement Who can rival Gilgamesh? Alas! Come thou, arise from the ground Let the trees of the forest through which we fought, cypress and cedar alike, lament thee. .... ......an abode of comfort. Enkidu held fast the door He has taken all their children, for is Gilgamesh not the shepherd of his people? Template:Mesopotamian myth (heroes) The Epic of Gilgamesh is an epic poem from Mesopotamia and is among the earliest known works of literature.Scholars believe that it originated as a series of Sumerian legends and poems about the protagonist of the story, Gilgamesh king of Uruk, which were fashioned into a longer Akkadian epic much later. Gilgamesh said to him, to Utnapishtim, the distant: “I gaze upon thee (in amazement), O Utnapishtim! Wherefore did he come to me? He stood up before me The mother of Gilgamish she that knows all things To Mount Niṣir the ship drifted. He hath destroyed the nets which I spread. He can hear the movements of the forest at a double hour. None with weapon might challenge him as rival. He attired himself with clothes Get the best of Smithsonian magazine by email. Thy prowess lacks strength. [Portions that follow are fragmentary and describe the actions of the gods.] Goest thou into the Eanna temple, yea, the dwelling place of Ishtar, the like of which no subsequent king or living man might equal. gazing and looking. Strength he possesses, magnificent is his whole body. "Truly oh Gilgamish he is In the morning he will pour down upon you bread, in the evening a rain of wheat.”’. Milk of the cattle Stiff with fright and numb with terror, his heart beat wildly. even unto the holy house, dwelling place of Anu. Greater than other kings, lofty in stature, a hero born in Uruk, a wild and rampaging bull was he. He travels to Mount Mashu, a twin-peaked mountain that marks an entrance to a world in which mortals cannot venture. Unto me giveth me your blessings, that I may see you again and return to Uruk safely. Who would venture into his forest? Thou dost not know what thou proposest to do. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. Again he dreamed and saw another dream and they assembled about him. Then he grasped the prickly plant. However, they contain small fragments of the Torah such as the blessing from Numbers 6:24-26, Some of the tablets containing the … In front of the mountain a cedar stood of great splendour, fine and good was its shade, full of gladness sweetness and delight. The panther he conquered. For one day, for two days, they lurked by the drinking-place. But when now the lady of the gods (Ishtar) drew nigh, she lifted up the necklace with precious jewels which Anu had made according to her wish (and said): “‘Ye gods here! The land of Uruk gathered about it. Thou wilt spare him and wilt endeavor to lead him to me.”, He slept and saw another dream, which he reported to his mother: “My mother, I have seen another dream. He entered into the midst of Erech of the wide places. disputing round about him:— embracing her in sleep. Already twenty double-leagues the waters have taken the plant away. The storm brought on by Adad swept even up to the heavens and all light was turned into darkness as Adad shattered the land like a pot. she the wild cow of the cattle stalls, [Thus] Gilgamish solves [his] dream. I poured out a libation upon the peak of the mountain. His power is stronger than thine. unto the mighty presence of the shepherd, I will reveal unto thee, Gilgamesh, a mystery of the gods I will announce unto thee. His heart became joyful, In ........ he is made powerful. In the night he .............. Terms of Use The artisans gathered about him. I will teach (?) There are scholarly editions of pieces of the work but they are filled with lacunae and designed for scholarly use not popular reading. grappled with each other, A road[?] until he was satiated. Then Gilgamesh and Urshanabi embarked again, and during their journey the ship tossed to and fro. Unveil the tablet box of copper. Gilgamish arose interpreting dreams, "I behold thee Enkidu; like a god thou art. Utnapishim said unto Gilgamesh: “Wherefore dost thou follow after sorrows? and his javelin reposed. even as does a husband. Now supports 7th edition of MLA. The fool eateth the yeast that remaineth, not fresh butter; he eateth bran and grist, not milled flour. At the mention of the hero He removed from his feet the heavy stones, and the sea carried him and threw him down to on the shore. where Gilgamish [oppresses] the souls of men[?] Give him pleasure after the manner of women. None might see Death or hear his voice, though Death reapeth us all. When the seventh day drew nigh the tempest, the storm, the battle which they had waged like a great host began to moderate. As Enkidu came near, the trapper caught sight of him, and he exclaimed:—“That is he, Shamhat! Even Sumerian versions are covered. There the gods crouched down like dogs; on the inclosure of heaven they sat cowering. He replaced also the fillet on his head and the garment that covered his nakedness until he should return to his city, until he should arrive at his road; the garment would not wear with age; it remained entirely new. Gilgamish ................... Even the great gods, as many as there were, decided to bring about a deluge: their father, Anu; their counsellor, the warrior Enlil; their leader, Ninurta; their champion, the god Ennugi. He rests not nor tires, neither by day nor by night. The literary history of Gilgamesh begins with five Sumerian poems about 'Bilgamesh' (Sumerian for 'Gilgamesh'), king of Uruk. Keep up-to-date on: © 2020 Smithsonian Magazine. Then I sent out a swallow, and let her go. Yet Gilgamesh is the magnificent and glorious shepherd of his people. Automatic works cited and bibliography formatting for MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian citation styles. Adad is the first, but Humbaba is the second. "At home with a family [to dwell??] She was not faint-hearted, and she laid hold upon his soul. and his face glowed. [About two lines broken away.] And after this Gilgamesh sat down and wept. The life of a man may be snapped like a dry reed. Then the trapper and the harlot placed themselves in hiding. Parpola, Simo, with Mikko Luuko, and Kalle Fabritius (1997). An axe was brandished, and they gathered about him; and the axe made him angry. His speech is the inferno, and his breath is death. The trapper speaketh unto his father. “Today, had I but left my ball in the shop of the carpenter! said unto Gilgamish:— Mankind will speak of it at the gates. in the counsel which god has spoken, Let the fillet also be replaced on his head, and the garment that covers his nakedness. If you want a translation, rather than a retelling, I would suggest The Epic of Gilgamesh, edited and translated by Andrew R. George: there is also a Kindle edition. "Eat bread, oh Enkidu! 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