THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH

THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH

The Historical Diaries Blog posted a great article on the ancient Middle Eastern legend of Gilgamesh, a sort of forerunner to heroes like Samson and Hercules. It provides links to the story, which is a must read for anyone interested in mythology or the Bible. Many themes found in Gilgamesh are also found in the Bible owing to the fact that both Gilgamesh and the Bible draw on the mythologies and customs of ancient Semitic peoples and their neighbors.

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