Why was Utnapishtim selected? Who selected him?
Utnapishtim is a major character in the final section of the anonymous Babylonian epic of Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh, after the death of his friend Enkidu, is seeking personal immortality and meets Utnapishtim on this quest.
The story of Utnapishtim forms a backstory to the section of the epic revolving around Gilgamesh's quest...
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