and says he knows Gilgamesh is Ninsun’s son. because as a hierodule she could not use her station for power or personal gratification. sleep test, stay up for (6 days, 7 nights) cf. ‘The friend I’ve cried for in my loneliness, the Companion I’ve always known that I’d find! It had been lurking in the background since they had left the woods. is the Wild One first seen in the woods of the land by the hunter, to be taught the arts of woman and civilization before coming to, greatest of all monarchs, spare the life of. ‘I did win, but gone is my anger, for never had I such a worthy opponent. was what every young acolyte aspired, but very few achieved. Shamash answers and explains They call to each other, reminding ‘Now that we’ve been together, Enkidu, I truly believe you and Gilgamesh need each other. Shamhat kept her head high, despite the storm she felt was about to break out inside. they swam the longest rivers and climbed the highest mountains of the land. Use up and down arrows to review and enter to select. Then they dig another well and make another offering As soon as Ninanna, the High Priestess of Uruk received the message from Gilgamesh the King. Their first children were Cain and Abel. What sort of priestess Shamhat would become depended on how she fared in her Test. Shamhat experienced the depth of the vows each high priestess, (morning & evening 8-pointed star symbol of Inanna, Venus). He says that only thought of meeting Gilgamesh, of experiencing a brand new life in Uruk in all its facets. who immediately told him to go to Uruk and see Gilgamesh the king. A terrible confusion follows. There you will be tested in your ability to protect man’s domestic animals from being killed by wild one. To become a high priestess of Inanna, the Chosen of the Goddess’ Heart. But before we go, give me your hand, so that we can go to the Sacred Place of the Sheepfold. Chapter Text “I love you also means I love you more than anyone loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that no one loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that I love no one else, and never have loved anyone else, and never will love anyone else.” Whatever this sign would be, Shamhat prayed fervently to be worthy of receiving. When the seventh dawn came, Enkidu, holding Shamhat asleep in his arms, Again, Enkidu interprets the dream as Enkidu must have captured some of Shamhat‘s deep thoughts and emotions. With deep emotion she understood the ethics embedded in this: she would serve Inanna by empowerment. Enkidu wanted to say something else, but words did not come out of his mouth. Enkidu felt the need to come back to where he once belonged. marveling at the cedar trees’ height, breathing in their incense. or priest of Inanna, the Morning and Evening Star (Venus, 8th star when entering into our solar system from space). ‘, The reason why I was sent to you was a request made by, So, what do you say? There were many places in the temple hierarchy for an ordained priestess to fulfill. I’ll give them each other to fight and grow in understanding and friendship. and of the substance of the Deep, Sacred Waters (She plunged hands in the waters). Gilgamesh and Enkidu construct a shelter against the wind and, huddling together for warmth, lie down to sleep. Anticipation, faith and dare filled Shamhat. For when the stars in the skies were right, announcing the arrival of springtime. They sleep together for six days and seven nights.. After sleeping with the prostitute and losing his animal qualities, Enkidu goes to Uruk and fights Gilgamesh Over 15 Million Storyboards Created where Inanna the Great Goddess of Love and Battle reigned sovereign. He is like Gilgamesh in form: smaller in size, stronger in bone. Enkidu sat on the ground, playing with a piece of wood. Gilgamesh‘s eyes appraised the worthiest opponent he had ever had in a combat. Why are the gods presenting me with such a dreadful fate? always threatened by nomadic tribes especially coming from the North. with that kind of steel-forged strength of those who had seen and learnt much in all worlds and spheres. Now we can answer the question: The innocent victims of Gilgamesh are turned by a mirror effect in a depraved prostitutes, hence the harlot Shamhat as a response to the girls Gilgamesh was assaulting. floods lasts for 6 days, 7 night, cf. The date chosen for her presentation to the temple had been carefully charted in the stars. of clashing swords, daggers, and axes surrounds them, and Gilgamesh fruit of my own Choices and Deeds, now and forever in all worlds I dare to fare’. against the wind and, huddling together for warmth, lie down to Like Gilgamesh, whom you’ll love like yourself. The king’s reply came from the bottom of his heart. in the first New Moon it was the sacred duty of the king to marry a priestess and votary of Inanna. Shamhat approached and bowed deeply in front of her spiritual mother. And may you be able to make the ordinary extraordinary and the extraordinary mundane along your Quest.’. The man loved to indulge in the worst of ways. AN: I try to get Consort Yu, but I got two Hessian Lobo and Qin Shi Huang instead. Decided to do some writing, so I used the prompts from table #8 here and sat down and wrote all my prompts in a few hours @_@a Needless to say my brain is quite liquidated, and I'm quite sure these suck. At midnight, Gilgamesh wakes up again, filled with Now that Enkidu had met Gilgamesh, his Soul Brother and Complement. I can only tell you that Inanna find you worthy of this mighty challenge. But he should behave instead as the people’s careful shepherd, the guide of the land, the guardian of the city.’, (assistant with umbilical chord-cutter & Ninhursag in her DNA Lab). The noise For (?) The Wild One, Enkidu, the Divine Animal, was being Tamed, the Beast Within and Without Turned into a Man. All young men he has defeated, all young girls he has taken as his own. It was in the first days, in the very first days when, that a Maiden stood sided by her parents before the gates of the, it was the sacred duty of the king to marry a priestess, which in most cases were shared by those who came to the, she would be ready soon to hear the Call of the Goddess, Life in Mesopotamia was hard and short, an average, and therefore that the temple should try and heal. But Humbaba pleads for mercy ‘ Will you pray to the Lady on my behalf?’ asked Shamhat very moved, kissing the Wise One’s hand. Then they hear Humbaba, the guardian All ordained priestesses were protected by the same law which granted rights to secular married women. It was so because the temple was the center of all cities, called temple estates, in Ancient Mesopotamia. to drink wine fit for kings, to dress clothes fit for aristocracy. What is it in you that has strengthened me and makes me rejoice by just sitting at your feet?’. Then she held her breath, overcome by a flood of insight and revelation. Shamhat uses sex and flattery to convince Enkidu to come back with her to Uruk to become Enkidu just stopped in front of the young ruler, empty-handed, but fully armed with confidence in his physical strength. And more. They fought in the streets, they battled in the market. As one with the True Chosen of Inanna of 10,000 Names since the beginning of times. of flour to Shamash. Enkidu, the Divine Wild One approached the waiting young priestess-in-training. This was the honor-bound custom: a priestess or priest-to-be should prove her or himself worthy by deeds. All priestesses and priests of Inanna the goddess were honor-bound to this code. Men are far from home and can only rely on each other; together they face the highest dangers and are motivated less by duty to country and more by the desire not to let their brothers down. Gilgamesh is waiting for you to go to the palace. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of The Epic of Gilgamesh and what it means. the best friends and lovers for a time along a road that had led them to many inner and outer discoveries? He released Shamhat‘s hand and advanced in large steps through the crowds towards the king. Yes, I did create Gilgamesh, the King, as Mine is the power that has engendered life in all there was, is and will be. fearing the wrath of their ruler: ‘Gilgamesh, noisy Gilgamesh! You, First Daughter of the Moon, I worship. A summary of Part X (Section1) in 's The Epic of Gilgamesh. ‘I won! But in the end, Gilgamesh brought Enkidu to the earth with a punch on the heart. Because sometimes one needs to give up that which is most precious to ensure growth and regeneration. The king should know of the wild one to Gilgamesh the king. They could inherit property and dispose of it according to what they saw fit. considering the beauty he had in front of his very eyes. This is the pattern that in a Dream was shown to me, but what is to come is still to unfold. Weep all the paths where we walked together; And the beasts we hunted, the bear and hyena, Tiger and panther, leopard and lion, The stag and the ibex, the bull and the doe. Would you like to come with me to, There you will be tested in your ability to protect. She shook her head and dismissed these gloomier thoughts. I’ll ask for a Maiden of the Eanna, the Holy Temple of Inanna (residence in Uruk). ‘She is a thing of wonder,’ he thought, ‘. to be revealed in a life of service to the Her and to the people who loved the goddess. But I, the Keeper of the secrets of the heart, mind, body and soul. The gods were displeased with humankind. Strong of mind, body and soul, she was a girl of noble birth. But before I surrender to designs I feel she has for me, once again I’ll converse with my fellow wild ones, and relish in their company.’. Without Inanna‘s Kiss, as the Sign was known. Our king asked for a Maiden of the Eanna, our Holy Temple. Enkidu had truly been accepted by Gilgamesh, as she had prayed so hard for him to be. with a mind for prayer and management (for the temple should be run for the good of all). the proud son of Lugalbanda and the goddess Ninsun, pledged to the Sun God Utu. Shamhat‘s heart was bleeding, although she was really happy for him too. He, who had been speechless in hiding adoring the sight of Shamhat. One day a stranger comes into the camp carrying a highly decorated platter. We will then eat at the Table The Earth’s gifts laboured by man and drink from the seven cups the beer of the Wise. A man, as wild one was found in the woods, totally oblivious of the ways of the humankind. as well as the ones who were pledged to fulfill an array of temple work. (wild Gilgamesh, Bull of Heaven, Enkidu with crown, beast & King Gilgamesh). The hunter does as he is told and returns home with the harlot named Shamhat. and the magic of the wilderness, from huge beasts to the tiniest crawlies. The gods decide to create a wild man to rival him, so they come up with this guy Enkidu. Once there, the young priestess-in-training ordered the hunter to come back home where he belonged. What is in you that makes my heart beat, my head spin, my blood sing? Would he accept her? Yet I feel a different kind of strength, thoughts in my heart, a man’s heart. There was something else Shamhat should do, and although she must, her heart was breaking. Yet she freely gave herself to me, satisfying all my fantasies . Out in the woods, oblivious of humankind. When Gilgamesh rejects Ishtar ’s advances, she grows angry, and this leads eventually to Enkidu’s death. they challenged each other along the canals and waterways of the city. sleep. Indeed, Shamhat had waited eagerly for this day, because she longed to be one with the long line. Perplex but also worried beyond measure, the hunter sought after his father’s advice. grammar, the craft of the scribe, sacred poetry, dancing, singing, astrology, dream divination, mathematics, accounts and the religious observances which included deep knowledge. Delight and Dare to invite the Wild One into the Sweetness of her Lair. Shamhat took to her feet and stretched her hand to Enkidu: ‘Yes! embracing the beauty of Life for the first time. the Goddess touch in her forehead resonating in her mind, body, heart and soul, branding her whole Self forever. People were lazy, greedy, and sinful. Day by day, step by step Shamhat made her way into the pattern of life as a temple acolyte and royal princess. The priestess’ and priest’s sensuous body (sex for alien gods) was never used to obtain admiration or devotion. So, what do you say? hundreds of leagues. but he had been adorable and infuriating in his wild ways. Days later, Enkidu and Shamhat, hand in hand, entered the gates of Uruk. This time he dreams that I accept the Goddess bidding, to Her and you promising to do my best until my very last breath. Now she understood why she had been sent to Enkidu, her role in the Pattern the two of them had woven together. but also for having opened for her windows to realities before unseen. What does this mean? At last the companions reach the mountain of the gods, Shamhat showed him how to cook and eat from the table food prepared with precious spices. The harlot’s sexuality introduced him to a different way of living that benefited both the citizens of Uruk and Gilgamesh, furthering his advancement in the epic journey. felt the full impact of having surrendered to this Wondrous Stranger, who refused to tell him her very name. He blocked Gilgamesh‘s way, preventing the king from proceeding to the temple precincts. of every newly ordained high priestess she had never before quite understood. foreboding, and, unsure of what woke him, asks if Enkidu touched This way the priesthood was preserved from the danger of any unwanted bond from the worshiper. The young ruler had left the palace and was on his way to the Eanna, to the High Chamber in the ziggurat, (Uruk ziggurat ruins, a small part of E-anna temple residence), the Holy of Holies (prior to tales from the Torah, named copied by all religions as Inner Residence of God). but it instead made Shamhat quieter and quieter. the young men crowded over him, the maidens whispered about him, children tried to kiss his feet. Alongside Miraculously preserved on clay tablets dating back as much as four thousand years, the poem of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, is the world’s oldest epic, predating Homer by many centuries. Both men circled around each other, as if they were two fighting lions, two fearless bulls ready to fight to the very end. despite the storm she felt was about to break out inside. c) Argos (watches cow so 1. guards Io Zeus can't sleep with her) 2. In the heat of the battle, Gilgamesh offers up a desperate There was none that he, Gilgamesh, could not best in physical prowess and dare. a strong and courageous man like no other, a defeated hero in his own right. was conceived to be one in all levels with Gilgamesh the king. she taught him how to drink from sources other than springs and lakes. He would make the stranger welcome into his palace, and later on decide on his destiny. electrifying minutes Enkidu and Gilgamesh stood in front of each other. She wanted to meet Enkidu by herself, totally alone, no interference’s were required to do the goddess’ bidding. Reveling in what he saw, touched and felt, Enkidu said, stretching his arms and contemplating the Mystery of Life: ‘Star fallen from Heaven, I range this land, conversing with the Green and the Wild, happy and free! I believe this friend he needs is you, Enkidu. its outcome would grant her or him the much sought-after ordination rite. The mighty opponent my king defeated is the Wild One first seen in the woods of the land by the hunter. A thing of wonder was his tenderness and lovemaking skill. But he should behave instead as the people’s careful shepherd, the guide of the land, the guardian of the city.’, They took notice of the daily prayers priestesses and priests of. Not knowing exactly how to act, Enkidu made a full circle around Shamhat. she called Shamhat immediately to her private chamber. ‘ I’ll summon him forth and challenge him. (E-anna & Inanna‘s patron city discovered in Uruk). Gilgamesh will be there and as the King, he will sleep with It was there that Wise Ninanna granted audiences for matters of most relevance to the temple. As Shamhat grew, so did unfortunately the reputation of Gilgamesh the King. He needed to discover a new world not through her, but by his own choices and deeds. From his questions (now a string of them!). For a moment, Shamhat felt as if the Challenge might be beyond her powers. as the lion mated with the lioness, finally Enkidu had found his mate. was joyously celebrated throughout the Land Between the Rivers, Ancient Mesopotamia. Wisest of All, Brightest Garment of Inanna in flesh: whatever the test, whatever the outcome, in failure or success. In it, a wild the right balance of prodding and criticism to those who came to her for help. He tells Gilgamesh and at last Gilgamesh overtakes him. As Enkidu is at its core a reflect of Gilgamesh, Enkidu/Shamhat scene is the mirror of Gilgamesh/girls scene. ‘ A friend, very much like myself, strong and alone? There was always a need for a skilled scribe, accountant, dancer, councilor, etc. As you wished us to be from the start? Arrogant Gilgamesh! Without Shamhat’s assistance, Enkidu would have remained a wild being living amongst the beasts of the forest. ‘. At the city gates, along the quays, the gardens and streets of Uruk, at the sight of Enkidu, the people stared open-mouthed: ‘Look at the Newcomer! He will sure be the answer to our prayers for the taming of our king. Then Rushing wind met rushing wind, heart to heart. each of which spreads terror. Enkidu knew neither of people nor country. Like her and himself too. Out in the woods, oblivious of humankind, Enkidu was one with the wilderness. that if he is spared, he will be Gilgamesh’s servant. ‘Lady of Passion, Love and Many Dares, now I understand the full extent of your Mystery,’ she said silently to Inanna. The combat advanced through the streets, avenues, alleyways and monuments of Uruk. desperately pleading for his protection. The young priestess-in-training chuckled and rushed to obey her orders. Shamhat was at once delighted and alarmed by the High Priestess words, by the king’s request. as he saw the Man-Beast freeing wild animals from traps and pits. and the sex act as a tribute to the Goddess, Lover and Beloved as One. which was the service of the body to the Divine Inspirational Masculine and Feminine. In the middle of the night Gilgamesh has a dream. acknowledging the future holder of the most prestigious temple office, the High Priestess of Uruk. A third dream comes to Gilgamesh. reciprocating as Inanna, the Great Goddess of Love and Battle dictated. That night Gilgamesh pours flour on the ground, an offering to Shamash A priestess and priest should have a mind as good for numbers as for the holiest incantations. Only then Enkidu will become the best friend and companion Gilgamesh the king longs to find.’, (giant semi-divine mixed-breed Gilgamesh, his mother Ninsun, & Enkidu). but stricter the law was for the High Priestess of Uruk. of the forest, roaring. Enkidu had truly initiated her into becoming a Sacred Prostitute (for gods & mixed-breeds). This marks his transition from an animal to a man who now guards against the int… Temple estates, the only scattered pockets of civilization, tried to keep peace, but there was competition among them. there was no inner or spiritual validation for high priestess or priesthood. Gilgamesh heard the hunter’s news and desperate request for any sort of help. Enkidu and Gilgamesh grappled their belts and wrestled like champions. Life in Mesopotamia was hard and short, an average (non-mixed earthling) thirty years of age. Learn more about the story of … Wherever Enkidu found entrapped beasts, he set them free. The turmoil drew the attention of Gilgamesh the King. His enthusiasm for the new doors that were open wide to him was a thing to behold. Her heart was at once glad and bleeding, yet she knew she had succeeded in her Test. Shamhat followed the struggle with the people as it went on. ‘There is a message from the King, ‘ the Great Lady said without further delays,’. (Genesis 2:21-22). a child of the Sacred Marriage rite, (semi-divine) like the young king Gilgamesh. The king considered carefully the case, and came up with a peculiar solution: ‘A wild one, a star fallen from heaven, strong and free? As the Shepherd of the Land and the people, (Gilgamesh, giant son to Ninsun, 5th king of Uruk, long-lived mixed-breed). They were already within Uruk‘s walls, soon she would take Enkidu to Gilgamesh. the earth is shaking amidst the noise of thunder and lightning, and Shamhat‘s heart started beating quicker. ‘All my hunt slipped away, only torn game traps are there to stay! Gilgamesh wakes up frightened and asks Enkidu if he called out to him. the mountain is Humbaba, and that he and Gilgamesh will topple Humbaba Basically, it was the Outcome of the Challenge. and knowing of Inanna‘s mythology, the enactment of rites and festivals dedicated to Her. After six days and seven nights of nonstop sex, Enkidu tries to return to the wilderness, but the animals flee him. So many things they learnt with each other, they taught each other. never was a victory so sweet yet so hard to conquer! humour and love hinted in the slight irritated tone that was Ninanna’s trademark. (Ninhursag, Chief Medical Scientist, Anu‘s daughter, Enki‘s twin sister). She let the moonlight cover her body as she bathed for the Wild One. because they often remained anonymous as a person, cloaked in the sacredness of the temple function. Even so, Gilgamesh is scared. Or worthy enough? Gently he disentangled the arms around his neck, heading to the woods. What the Great Gods design in reply to the heartfelt prayers of humankind is a Process and Be-Coming. Gilgamesh looked at Enkidu and understood it all. that has engendered life in all there was, is and will be. Ninhursag-Aruru-Ki declared then his fate: ‘Enkidu, born you are with the strength of Ninurta, the God of War. and he is the perfect match for you, my king, as you must have seen. he had also been the catalyst for a major change taking place within and without herself. Ninanna snorted. She did not know, but trusted Inanna‘s designs. Gilgamesh and Enkidu take their ‘No one dares to challenge me without being reduced to dust afterwards! All priestesses and priests who served Inanna honored life. Enkidu had mentioned nightmares. ‘. She called him now Bright Eyes, not only for the real light Enkidu‘s gaze reflected from within. I will be safe in the temple. I serve the Loud Thundering Storm who pour rain, grains and blessings over the land for the people. Don’t you know the answer already?’ replied the Wise One. Insolent! She did not know, but trusted, She showed her self to Him, vibrant and free, and later, as the. The people, clearly divided, cheered for both opponents. She incited Enkidu to love her, she welcomed his eagerness, his touch and kiss, all in kind. Embracing each other for warmth, the two men lie announced the New Day, bringing Fulfillment and Promises to stay, In swift movements she swam then to the shore, and on solid ground, stood waiting, He, who had been speechless in hiding adoring the sight of, ‘Small but perfect,’ he said more to himself than to the expectant, as the lion mated with the lioness, finally, the one who kept the closest resemblance he knew to. thus she should be the most gifted and learned of all acolytes. companions continue their journey through the forest. She knew she mattered to this Stranger too. Shamhat was the girl’s name, and she had come to the temple to train as priestess of Inanna. For although she had initiated Enkidu to civilization. While she did so, she also hummed a song as she went along. Enkidu showed her in return the music of rushing winds, the roar of thunderstorms. Suddenly Enkidu understood: as the tiger met his tigress. The story tells of Gilgamesh’s adventures with the wild man Enkidu, and of his arduous journey to the ends of the earth in quest of the Babylonian Noah and the secret of immortality. ‘My king, I am the initiate of the temple of Inanna, the Great Goddess you sent to bring this man to your presence. Very much like Gilgamesh he was, yet totally unclouded by arrogance and pride. ‘Are you ready to follow the Goddess’ bidding, wherever it may take you, whatever the outcome may be?’. She told him of the stars and the memory of the land, of poetry and age-old legends. For a brief moment the Wise Lady saw not only Shamhat. I believe you, Shamhat, are this gifted maiden to satisfy the king’s request. He, Enkidu, raised his eyes to the Mistress of All and stared at Her in adoration. body and soul since her training had started at the Eanna. followed the struggle with the people as it went on. flour to Shamash. as well as fought with the strength and courage of a warrior touched by the gods. acknowledging the young acolyte’s acceptance of the Call. You were truly a worthy Companion, Friend the Very Best along this Quest. One day, at the sight of Enkidu a hunter stopped, horrified and frozen stiff with fear. Then he took the young priestess’ hand and kissed it, not with the gallantry of a friend and lover, but with the humility and reverence of a mortal man faithful to the goddess. (Ninhursag with her early failed attempts to fashion “modern man”), In it, the Great Goddess Ninhursag, also called Aruru, the Earth Mother and Mistress of All Creation. The EDIN has been recast as Eden. To make a wild one into a man, a fuller human being. She should also more than the other priestesses and priests excel in the art of lovemaking. tame the beast within to find the man without, a man who is both divine and very human. each other that they can prevail. And as it was, is and will be, let it be done unto me according to Inanna‘s will, because this is the Highest Will in me. Shamhat and the hunter traveled together until they stood quite still at the sight of the lake. When Shamhat shows Enkidu her stuff, it does indeed entice Enkidu to have sex with her. (Inanna, seated on her throne in her giant ziggurat home in Uruk). Shamash tells Gilgamesh that Humbaba Shamhat, fully trained you now are, with knowing and knowledge of all the True Rites. Time is of the essence in the sacred temple of An, the Sky Lord and Inanna, the Great Goddess of Love and Battle. But the gazelles scattered at his sight, and he seemed not to be recognized anymore by the beasts of the wild. leaving no virgin to her beloved, sparing not the daughter of a warrior, nor the wife of a noble man. Would you like to come with me to Uruk, to the holy Eanna and to Gilgamesh, our sovereign and king? and Enkidu cry out in terror. ‘Long was my journey until this very day, and now that the moment has come I can truly say to you. the Great Goddess you sent to bring this man to your presence. Can I share with you my version of the story? May the Goddess guide your steps, may your faith in Her forever last.’. ‘I serve Inanna, the proud Queen of Earth Gods, supreme among the Heaven Gods. She had been the first human he had met in his life. ‘ But I am also dying to have a go at my Challenge. ‘This is the message. Your Footsteps are mine to follow in great joy and reverence. ‘Now I must tell you a Great Mystery, the Inner Core of your Quest, ‘continued the High Priestess. I serve the Mighty One of Life’s Pleasures, the Mistress of Innermost Desires. He deserved a life in the palace, new friends, he deserved it all. of learned priestesses queens and scribes that were her ancestresses. when called to the same chambers to give her answer about accepting or not The Test. His eyes fell on Shamhat‘s for a long last time. "So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place, 22 the LORD God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man." Enkidu returns to the wild. His place was in the palace, hers would be in the temple full time for the coming months. not even the Great Gods can answer at this very moment, because it is for you to find out. ‘ Yes, one you are truly one with Gilgamesh now,’ replied Shamhat. 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