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Gilgamesh the King (1984) [Novel]
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Two-thirds god and one-third human, Gilgamesh is a giant among men and a formidable warrior, even as a boy. When his father the king of Uruk dies, Gilgamesh is forced into exile by the newly crowned Dumuzi, jealous of his prowess and fearful of his intentions.

In neighboring Kish his fighting skills are honed to perfection, and when in time Dumuzi dies, Gilgamesh returns to be proclaimed king by the wily priestess Inanna, goddess of beauty. Together they rule Uruk, and prosperity descends upon the land.

However, the kingship is not enough to satisfy Gilgamesh's gargantuan appetite for adventure, and his boredom is only relieved by the coming of Enkidu, a strange wild man who proves the king's equal in combat. The two become closer than brothers, but when Gilgamesh incurs the wrath of Inanna, the gods conspire to tear them apart, and for Gilgamesh all that remains is his search for immortality.

Original title: Gilgamesh the King
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionFantasySaga, Myth, and Legend
FictionHistoricalPrehistoric Epics, Ancient Civilizations, and Precontact Native Americans
MythologyRetellings

This work is an adaptation of the following works :
     Epic of Gilgamesh, the (-1000) [Novel]
      Author: Unknown Author

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Gilgamesh the King (1984)
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Language: English

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Gilgamesh the King (1986)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pan
ISBN: 0330292234

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Gilgamesh the King (1984)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Arbor House
ISBN: 0877955999
Pages: 320

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