‘Epic of Gilgamesh’

 

The Epic of Gilgamesh is the oldest mythical story about Gods and Kings ruling in the Middle East. It talks about Mesopotamia, which means a land between two rivers, and how the earth was formed. The well-known story is that “The Epic of Gilgamesh’ ” is similar to Noah’s Ark because both Noah and Gilgamesh survived a great flood. The difference is that most of the Middle Eastern cultures are polytheist, so in The Epic of Gilgamesh there are multiple gods, but in Noah’s Ark there is only one God. Looking at the Ancient Egyptian story of ‘Osiris and Isis’, the story which is similar is Adam and Eve because both stories talks about this being “the beginning of time” of the civilization. The difference between Osiris and Isis and Adam and Eve is that, in the myth of Osiris and Isis they had a son that fought with Osiris’ brother. And with Adam and Eve, Eve went into the Gardens of Eden and ate the forbidden fruit. The implications that can be drawn about the Christian bible from these ‘mythologies’ are that the Bible was somewhat based on the Epic of Gilgamesh because some are the stories are very similar. My thoughts are at the bible at first was the Epic or Gilgamesh, but many people added on to the myth.


13 Comments

13 thoughts on “‘Epic of Gilgamesh’

  1. I think its interesting that you compared the Osiris and Isis story to the Adam and Eve creation story. I also like how you distinguished the difference between the Epic of Gilgamesh and Noah’s ark’s story through the number of gods that had a hand in the flood. You managed to also brush upon the fact that Middle Eastern countries was polytheistic. The only thing I would have to say about this blog entry is it could’ve been a little more detailed but other than that it was a very good entry.

  2. You didn’t elaborate very much on the comparisons of the stories. You also should have given a summary about The Epic of Gilgamesh. I think that the story of Osiris and Isis was very similar to the story of Joseph, Mary and Jesus. There are also some gramatical errors, just make sure you reread your work for next time.

  3. Your blog was very informational about the similarities and differences of both Epic of Gilgamesh and Noahs Ark. I wish you would’ve explaineed what happened more in both stories though. Also, It looks like youre trying to say the story of Osiris and Isis is about Adam and Eve. That story is about Jesus, Mary, and God. Overall your blog was worded nicley. Also, I love how you used some of the vocabulary words we have been learning in History such as “Polytheist”. Good Job.

  4. I agree with her on the similarities between The Epic of Gilgamesh vs. Noah’s Ark because those particular stories are related. I have to disagree on the similarity between Osiris and Isis vs. Adam and Eve because I believe that Osiris and Isis and Horus is more related to the Immaculate Conception like the virgin Mary and baby Jesus. She didn’t miss any analysis. I also had never thought of these stories being like the first bible before the Christian bible. I found that interesting because that could be some sort of truth. Other than that everything was good. I think she just could have done more research on the comparison of Osiris and Isis.

  5. I love the short and sweet approach. Though I like the approach, I feel since you kept this post so short, you missed a lot of details . For example: you could have went deeper into the differences between Noah’s Arc and Gilgamesh, though the one example that you did do was perfect! Another thing, with the Osiris and Isis story, she specified how that story related to the resurrection of Jesus not that they resembled Adam and Eve.
    But overall, I think you did a good job!
    Peace <3 & JUSTICE

  6. 1. I have no comments from you on other blogs.
    2. Did you even bother to read the Epic of Gilgamesh?
    3. Were you even in class when we discussed the African trinity?
    4. Did you even bother to read the article about Isis and Osiris?
    This is just very poor work.

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