- a legendary Sumerian king, the hero of Sumerian and Babylonian epics.
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From the mythological side, Gilgamesh appears to be a solar deity.
The scene of rejoicing at Gilgamesh's triumph is changed to one of sadness.
A factor in this association was the necessity of accounting for Gilgamesh's death.
On seal cylinders Gilgamesh appears armed with a large lance.
The story is a long one and has no connection with the career of Gilgamesh.
- a legendary Sumerian king