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In The Epic of Gilgamesh early society believed males were inessential to the preservation of life The Epic of Gilgamesh shows how the inability of males to procreate causes a sense of despair and alienation In early society females dominated over males because they were able to continue human life by giving birth Procreation was considered the essential experience in early society People thought of their creator as the divine mother One symbol of birth that people considered significant in society was the snake To them this symbolized the power of having children The snake sheds its skin only to grow new skin In comparison to the female the older female gives birth to the newer female The snake was considered the biological understanding of females Another symbol of birth for the people was earth The earth is round and was thought of as an image of the female body when she is about to give birth They compared the sun rising in the east with a female giving birth to a child Society centered around females They received such respect that ancient laws were accustomed to them Back in the day males stood home with the children and took care of them while females handled the system of society People in the early days even made buildings round to represent females when they were pregnant Society also made statues in the image of females to show how they reigned supreme The statues were made without faces so they would not limit their perspectives because the statues represented everyone in society They also built them obese to show the changes females went through when they were about to give birth Gilgamesh is a presentation of the despair and alienation males felt because they could not reproduce When Gilgameshs brother Enkidu died he realized the nature of males on earth was to die not to give birth or live forever Determined he goes on
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