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The Last Quest of GilgameshIn his final uest Gilgamesh still mourning the death of his dear friend Enkidu sets out to find the key to immortality His journey is perilous He must fight ferocious serpents and wild lions He travels through bitterly cold caves across scorching d. This third installment in Ludmila Zeman's adaptation of the Epic of Gilgamesh is probably the most scary Nonetheless her engaging illustrations and commitment to the text and visual style of the ancient Mesopotamians make this an excellent resource for discussion with children This section of Gilgamesh's journey combines a longing for immortality with a flood narrativeSo many wonderful conversations developed from reading and discussing this book multiple times Concepts children will need help clarifyingIs death scary What is the secret of immortalityFor whom was the garden of God created in the Epic and in the Bible What are the similarities and differences between the Biblical account of the worldwide flood and the account given by Utnapishtim in the EpicWhat are the similarities and differences between satan in the garden in the Bible and Ishtar in the EpicWho will live in the hearts of people forever WhyOf all that we do on earth what will last how do you knowOther excellent resources include the end note maps and the author's commentary on the last page My students were fascinated with all three books and eager to look at and read them Excellent addition to our home libraryWe love this entire trilogy of books Have you read book 1Gilgamesh the King Gilgamesh Trilogy #1 Zeman 1993httpswwwgoodreadscomreviewshow

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Eserts and over the fatal waters of the Sea of Death Finally he arrives at the palace of Utnapishtim the only human who knows the secret of immortality Utnapishtim sets Gilgamesh a test to stay away for six days and seven nights but Gilgamesh fails. Such a fantastic poem beautifully rendered It has really peaked the interest of my children with the clear links between various ancient myths and legends

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READ ´ The Last Quest of Gilgamesh ñ In his final uest Gilgamesh still mourning the death of his dear friend Enkidu sets out to find the key to immortality His journey is perilous He must fight ferocious serpents and wild lions He travels through bitterly cold caves across scorching deserts and over the fatal waters of the Sea of Death Finally heHis last hope a flower of eternal youth is eaten by the goddess Ishtar who exacts her revenge Finally Enkidu comes from the underworld to show Gilgamesh true immortality the king will be remembered for his good deeds courage and love for his peopl. Good one to introduce Gilgamesh We'll come back to this in elementary school