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What is the role of the gods in The Epic of Gilgamesh, and how are they characterized?

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The gods play very active roles in The Epic of Gilgamesh . Gilgamesh himself is the son of an immortal mother and is often called two-thirds god and one-third man (although he was still unable to achieve immortality). Gilgamesh’s best friend, and arguably the second most important character in the Epic, is the wild man Enkidu, who is made out of clay and water by a creation goddess named...

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