Women in Gilgamesh
The Epic of Gilgamesh is an ancient story that primarily revolves around the lives of Gilgamesh and Enkidu. Throughout their journeys and adventures, they encounter female characters who significantly transform Gilgamesh’s and Enkidu’s lives. The females in this epic, especially Aruru, Shamhat, Ishtar, and Utnapishtim’s wife, influence Gilgamesh and Enkidu through power, annihilation, and sensuality.
Aruru, the creation goddess, plays an extremely crucial role despite her brief appearance because
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