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Gilgamesh the HeroGeraldine McCaughrean and illustrated with great power by David Parkins Gilgamesh the Hero is a story that will linger in the imagination long after the book has been put down. This book I found to have beautiful writing patterns but for some reason or another I found it unappealing I felt that some characters needed to be looked at and the plot was very twisty and that was sometimes hard to follow

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Gilgamesh the Hero Free download Å 100 ↠ This is one of the oldest stories in the world and it's about things that still matter to us today friendship fame courage happinessGilgamesh and Enkidu are friends best friends Together they can work wonders fight monsters brave earthuakes travel the world But waiting in the dark is the one enemy theThis is one of the oldest stories in the world and it's about things that still matter to us today friendship fame courage happinessGilgamesh and Enkidu are friends best friend. Mankind's oldest story And what an amazing story it is I found it extremely comforting and somewhat depressing that we as a species have changed so little We are just as beautiful and just as brutal Thanks to all the work it took to translate this from the original cuneiform Sumerian Written over 5000 years ago but retold orally for who knows how long before that and it has it all Only discovered about a hundred years ago this just goes to prove that we've been telling the same types of stories and worrying about the same types of things since we started talking All four classic plot conflicts a beautiful protaganist's arc and so many of the themes we have addressed literally throughout history love friendship statesmanship and leadership the futility of war youth power how to face death gracefully and how to appreciatively live the life we have I read this version to my children ages 7 14 and had a difficult time choosing which meaty topics to address I also read Bernarda Bryson's version at the same time with my 14 year old They're both excellent translations that are just different enough for interesting comparisons and discussion on how translation can change the color of the story

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S Together they can work wonders fight monsters brave earthuakes travel the world But waiting in the dark is the one enemy they can never overcomeRetold by award winning author. This tale of a king says a lot about the human psyche and the emotions we grapple with Gilgamesh is a young king determined to make his mark on the world Joined by his friend Enkidu he slays the great Bull of Heaven a feat worthy of a god But Enkidu is injured in the process and is ultimately killed by this Driven mad from the loss of his best friend he lives in the woods like an animal and sets off on a series of impossible uests Eventually he returns to his city Uruk a changed old man After having long been thought dead by his people they welcome himThe language was unusual a writing style difficult to find in a modern day book I recommend it