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Humbaba

“Humbaba.” Web. 20 July 2017. http://webpages.uidaho.edu/engl257/Ancient/humbaba.htm 

 

The great Humbaba is a threat to Enkidu and Gilgamesh, even though Gilgamesh doesn’t believe that anything could ever over power him! “Because of the evil that is in the land, we will go to the forest and destroy the evil; for the “Hugeness”, , a ferocious giant.” (P.6)

“Enlil has appointed Humbaba to guard it and armed him iii sevenfold terrors, terrible flesh is Humbaba. When he roars it is like the torrent of the storm, his breath is like fire and his jaws are death itself.” (P.6) So why approach such a monstrosity?

“What man would willingly walk into that country and explore its depths? I tell you, weakness overpowers whoever goes near it: it is not an equal struggle when one fights with Humbaba; he is a great warrior, a battering – ram. Gilgamesh, the watchmen of the forest never sleeps. “ (P.6) So stubborn Gilgamesh forms a group to defeat the monster.

Many try to talk him out of making the journey to Humbaba, and very very many failed in the process. He and his crew trekked on to meet the scary beast Humbaba.

“The Epic of Gilgamesh.” Web. 17 July 2017. www.aina.org/books/eog/eog.htm