Here are the complete readings I’ve made from Andrew George’s translation of the Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh.
- In the first, I read about the creation of Enkidu and how, through the sacred prostitute Shamhat, he is civilized and taken out of his life in nature.
- In the second, I read Enkidu’s deathbed speech, and the dream he has about the Underworld, just before his death.
- In the third, I read Gilgamesh’s meeting with Utanapishti, who relates the Mesopotamian account of the Flood, and Gilgamesh’s final failure at achieving immortality.
The books used for these episodes are:
- The Epic of Gilgamesh, tr. Andrew George
- The Epic of Gilgamesh, tr. N. K. Sandars
- The Epic of Gilgamesh, a version by Stephen Mitchell
- The Book of Genesis, translation & commentary by Nahum Sarna
- Gods, Demons and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia: An Illustrated Dictionary, by Jeremy Black & Anthony Green