One of the First Extant Epics
One of the First Euhemeristic Heros
One of the First Accounts of the Search for Immortality
Some of the First Biblical Archetypes
The Civilization of the Noble Savage
1st Stage: Hormonal
2nd Stage: Intimacy
-- 3rd Stage: Empire Building
4th Stage: Awakening
-- 5th Stage: Fear of Death
-- 6th Stage: Derangement
7th Stage: Quest for Immortality
8th Stage: Resignation
Set of Women in Literature
Shamhat -- Ishtar -- Siduri
Shamhat, prototype of Eve, civilizes Enkidu,
rival and alter ego of Gilgamesh, through the sacrament
powerful goddess and seductress, brings tragedy to Gilgamesh
and Enkidu through her wrath.
prototype of Sapientia, serves Gilgamesh soothing drink
and promulgates the ultimate goal of human life.
and reconciliation of opposites: savage–civilized, life–death,
relevance of dreams to the narrative, to Myths and to
Biological and psychological evolutions, a journey into
the past in search of an inner future.
The importance of coping with danger: Gods, Monsters,
Trees—the meaning of symbols.
The relationship between conscious and the subconscious
as to their influence on mental development.
existential stages in a human being.