|Epic of Gilgamesh
The Epic of Gilgamesh, Part I
Together they kill the demon Humbaba, guardian of the Forest of Cedar. After they return to Uruk, Gilgamesh rejects the advances of Ishtar, the Goddess of Love and War, who thereupon in rage releases the Bull of Heaven against the city and its inhabitants. Gilgamesh and Enkidu slay the monster and incur the wrath of the Gods who agree that Enkidu must pay for this affront with his life. After the death of his beloved friend, whom he buries with royal honors, Gilgamesh leaves Uruk in desperation. He wanders through the wilderness in his quest to find Uta-napishti, the Babylonian Noah, who was the only human granted immortality by the gods. Gilgamesh wants to learn how he too can have eternal life.