Composed by the Sumerians later the territory would be Babylon between BC, this story is about a real king who ruled in Mesopotamia. Carved on 12 stone tablets, this tale has all the elements of a great story. Gilgamesh the Hero is retold by Geraldine McCaughrean for kids. We meet Gilgamesh, a king unloved by his people for always going to war and putting his people to work on huge building projects for his main city, Uruk. He is strong and powerful.
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Start your review of Gilgamesh the Hero Write a review Jul 19, Steve Hemmeke rated it liked it One of the greatest pagan stories, about what it means to be human. Gilgamesh discovers Ecclesiastical wisdom: 1. Two are better than one, for if one falls, the other can help him up. To enjoy life with its limitations is better than pursuing immortality. You can leave your mark in life, but the future is up to others.
This rendition is a little mature for young readers at a couple spots. Going to save it for the next go-round of history with my year olds, instead of springing it on my One of the greatest pagan stories, about what it means to be human.
Going to save it for the next go-round of history with my year olds, instead of springing it on my year olds. It is quite intense and compelling. My favorite line: "What you ought to do is get married. A little hand inside yours. Of course, there is pagan stuff to filter out. Multiple gods, creating man to serve them, instead of Biblically to image and rule for them. But there are some redemptive themes in there, too.
Man IS to leave his mark in life - to take dominion of creation. And yet to know his limits as a creature, too. The flood account is fascinating.
Much like Noah, but with pagan distortions added in. He is given immortality by the gods. One of them sneaks the message to the "Noah" so he can escape, instead of it being deliberate, Divine mercy. The literary quality is quite good.
One word sentences at some climaxes stand out. You can tell the author sought to imitate the original, though I know nothing about Sumerian.
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GILGAMESH THE HERO
Gilgamesh the Hero