journeys alone to find the immortal Utnapishtim. He wants Utnapishtim to tell him how to live forever. He
sees lions. He
fights lions. He
kills lions. He wears
lion-skins. He comes to the Mashu Mountains guarded by
scorpion people. They let him enter the night-time path of the sun. He runs
all through the night in total darkness. As dawn breaks he finds himself on the far side of the world, in a garden where
jewels grow on trees. He meets the wise tavern-keeper
tells Gilgamesh he can’t live forever.
‘Enjoy your life!’ she says.
‘No!’ says Gilgamesh. ‘I must find Utnapishtim!’
Gilgamesh finds Utnapishtim’s boat-man, Urshanabi. He makes 300
poles and uses them to
propel the boat across the Sea of Death. One by one he drops the poles into the sea. When all the poles are gone he
stretches out his arms to make a
View storytelling performances
which tell how Gilgamesh:
journeys alone to find Utnapishtim (in
meets Siduri (in
meets Siduri (in Arabic)
reading of Part 5—Gilgamesh
from the book which was a project learning resource (20m 36s).