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What special features of Gilgamesh impress the Scorpion Men?

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Following Enkidu's tragic death, Gilgamesh is inspired to discover the secret of everlasting life and is determined to speak with Utnapishtim. Utnapishtim was granted immortality by the gods after he built the famous arc to survive the great flood. On Gilgamesh's journey to find Utnapishtim, he must first cross the treacherous mountains of Mashu, which guard the rising and setting sun. The mountains of Mashu are described as massive twin peaks, rising into the sky and reaching down into the...

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