English Gilgamesh Jeopardy Questions

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Immediately portrayed as equal to Gilgamesh

Enkidu

Female portrayed as a servant

Utnapishtim's wife

Characters that can interpret dreams

Ninsun and Enkidu

First to refer to Gilgamesh as a child

Scorpion man

Romantic interest in Gilgamesh, rejected-level of prostitution in her

Ishtar

Gilgamesh claim privilege by "birth rite"

sleeping with virgins before wedding

what is the condition when Enkidu can't move during sleep

sleep paralysis

after flood what animal finds land for Noah and Utnapishtim

dove

brings a loss of innocence, it's her fault

the prostitute

father of the sumerian gods

anu

"becoming a man" parallels old testament story

adam and eve

2/3 god and 1/3 man, "builder of the walls of uruk"

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh's mother, minor goddess for wisdom

Ninsun

created enkidu in image of anu

aruru

enkidu has dreams of what underworld house

house of dust

boatman of sea of death

urshinabi

enkidu curses this god for calling him "innocent"

shamash

nameless prostitute associated with this archetype

loss of innocence

character dreams of a star and axe

gilgamesh

old testament story viewed as allusion to story of utnapishtim

noah's ark

love and compassion, christ viewed as this character message

utnapishtim

father thinks she is too interested in men

ishtar

character dreams of gods speaking

enkidu

"why am i abandoned now" old testament figure relates

jesus

fullfill the "woman temptress" archetype

ishtar and siduri

epic convention fullfilled when gilgamesh crosses sea of death

journey to underworld

gilgamesh tablets date back to

2000 BC

comparison of two unlike things

metaphor

statement about life a particular work portrays

thematic statement

symbolize wisdom

old and blind

person, place, thing, or even to represent something

symbol

overall feeling or effect created by use of words

mood or tone

gilgamesh crosses what on journey to utnapishtim

sea of death

how many decks does urshinabis boat have

seven

highlights distinction between author and narrator

persona

gilgamesh is flawed, what trait leads to gilgamesh's death

hubris

monster, symbol of drought

bull of heaven

symbolize temptation and evil

serpent

common archetypes in Gilgamesh and Old Testament

flood story and loss of innocence

language that is metered, rhymed, or lyrical

verse

characteristic occurs when Enkidu dreams tha tthe gods decide he must die, and when Ishtar sends the Bull of Heaven

gods playing active role in outcome

tablets found here

Mesopotamia

oldest known written language, wedge-shaped characters

cuniform

word meaning intended to teach

didactic

"an unfolding"

explication

fullfills "wise old man" archetype

utnapishtim

tablets forgotten before this century

19th century (1872)

influenced by societies between these two rivers

tigris and euphrates

gives attention to son

ninsun

monster-symbol for great flood

humbaba

refers to measures of syllables per line in poem

meter

term applies because gilgamesh is a tyrant king when poem begins

in media res

fullfills "good wife" archetype

Utnapishtim's wife

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