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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