Why do the gods agree to destroy humankind in The Epic of Gilgamesh?
Once upon a time, the gods convened a top secret meeting in the beautiful city of Shuruppak, on the banks of the Euphrates. At that meeting Enlil, the god of earth, wind, and air, ordered an apocalyptic flood that would completely destroy humankind. Ea, the god of wisdom and crafts, had, like the other gods, been sworn to secrecy. But he defied Enlil and revealed the details of this...
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