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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