Similarities of the Odyssey and the Epic of Gilgamesh

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gods

both inrevene with mortals, favor certain mortals

Poseidon and Enlil

vengeful gods

odysseus

trojan war, trials on journey home

gilgamesh

wall of Uruk, story of the flood, Humbaba

main characters

kings and heroes, both on quests, godlike qualities, great deeds, both had sidekicks

epic narrative

plot lasts throughout a long period of time and over a vast scope of territory

Telemachus

helps Odysseus kill the suitors

Enkidu

helps Gilgamesh kill Humbaba and the Bull of Heaven

Cyclops

symbol of evil; uncivilized, lacks hospitality, dangerous to men, giant

Humbaba

symbol of evil; evil forest, uncivilized, giant

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