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Similarities of the Odyssey and the Epic of Gilgamesh
both inrevene with mortals, favor certain mortals
Poseidon and Enlil
trojan war, trials on journey home
wall of Uruk, story of the flood, Humbaba
kings and heroes, both on quests, godlike qualities, great deeds, both had sidekicks
plot lasts throughout a long period of time and over a vast scope of territory
helps Odysseus kill the suitors
helps Gilgamesh kill Humbaba and the Bull of Heaven
symbol of evil; uncivilized, lacks hospitality, dangerous to men, giant
symbol of evil; evil forest, uncivilized, giant