Part 4 of the Gilgamesh epic—Enkidu dies


Enkidu dreams he sees the gods condemn him to die as a punishment for the killing of Humbaba and the Bull of Heaven. Gilgamesh won’t believe his friend has died until he sees a maggot crawl from his nose. He honours Enkidu with a magnificent funeral and statue. Then he leaves Uruk to journey alone.


Read a written retelling of Part 4—Enkidu dies.

Read a poem and another poem about Part 4—Enkidu dies.

View a storytelling performance telling how Enkidu dies.

View a reading of Part 4—Enkidu dies, from the book which was a project learning resource (16m 52s).