Gilgamesh Characters

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main character; restless, dynamic king of Uruk; a semi-divine being of great strength


a wild man sent by the gods to answer the petition of the people of Uruk; Gilgamesh's best friend


the goddess of love and war


"Babylonian Noah" the one man that the gods have made immortal; called the faraway, lives in Dilmun


the moon god


half man and half dragon; the guard the gate to Mashu, the mountain which guards the rising and setting sun


the all-knowing and just sun god


maker of wine; thinks Gilgamesh is a felon at first glance



Enlil of the mountain

father of the gods



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