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Gilgamesh Characters

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Gilgamesh
main character; restless, dynamic king of Uruk; a semi-divine being of great strength
Enkidu
a wild man sent by the gods to answer the petition of the people of Uruk; Gilgamesh's best friend
Ishtar
the goddess of love and war
Utnapishtim
"Babylonian Noah" the one man that the gods have made immortal; called the faraway, lives in Dilmun
sin
the moon god
scorpions
half man and half dragon; the guard the gate to Mashu, the mountain which guards the rising and setting sun
Shamash
the all-knowing and just sun god
Siduri
maker of wine; thinks Gilgamesh is a felon at first glance
Urshanabi
ferryman
Enlil of the mountain
father of the gods
namtar
fate