A great king, strong as the stars in Heaven. Enkidu, a wild and mighty hero, is created by the gods to challenge the arrogant King Gilgamesh. But instead of killing each other, the two become friends. Travelling together to the Cedar Forest, they fight and slay the evil monster Humbaba. But when Enkidu is killed, his death haunts and breaks the mighty Gilgamesh. Terrified of mortality, he resolves to find the secret of eternal life.
Interesting but not the full story
This was a good discussion of the history of the story and the tablets, but only provides a portion of the actual story of Gilgamesh. It’s great to get the historical context, but not if you’re focused on reading the story.