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Heros The definition of a hero to me is a legend a man god like often of great heritage who is endowed with great courage and strength celebrated for his bold exploits and favored by the gods In looking at the stories of Gilgamesh the Old Testament and Joseph and the Odyssey and Odysseus they all fall into this definition of a hero In Gilgamesh not only did the Gods favor him but also they created him In fitting with the definition the god of storm Adad endowed him with great courage pg19 The strength that he hold in unmatched a goddess made him strong as a savage bull none can withstand his arms pg19 Gilgamesh was a legend but for the reason that he was created by the gods In the definition of a hero it says often of great heritage but I wouldnt put Gilgamesh in this area because heritage is your background and Gilgamesh did not really have one Also a hero wouldnt be a hero without some battles and victories under his belt In having battled in war and so forth people do remember the achievements of a hero who one has killed etc And when Gilgamesh goes talks to Siduri she asks him If you are Gilgamesh who seized and killed the Bull of Heaven who killed the watchman of the cedar forest who overthrew Humbaba that lived in the forest and killed the lions in the passes of the mountain pg38 You know youre a hero when the people know what you have accomplished and they remember you for that Gilgamesh also in a way built the city he was king in which was Uruk and being a king sometimes put you in that sense of being a hero because people look up to you When Gilgamesh dies a hero is gone and missed The people of the city do not just sit there and do
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