A Sumerian king and ruthless ruler
who abused his power and subjected his people to oppression.
A man/beast created by Aruru - the
Sumerian creator goddess (at the request of the populace of Uruk)
to defeat Gilgamesh.
The "creator" god of the
Sumerian pantheon, and father of the gods.
The leader of the Sumerian pantheon
(Anu relinquished his power to Enlil at some point), who was the
instigator of the great flood.
The god of the waterery depths of the
Abzu who betrayed the pantheon by revealing to Utnapishtim that
Enlil was to destroy humanity by a great flood.
The Sumerian goddess of love and sexuality
who attempts to seduce Gigamesh. Knowing her history of sordid
and failed love affairs, Gilgamesh refuses her advances causing
much strife for himself and the people of Uruk.
The mother of Gilgamesh and priestess
of the temple of Uruk. She helps Gilgamesh interpret his dream
about a falling star, and makes Utu/Shamash protect Gilgamesh
on his journey to the Cedar Mountains.
The Bull of Heaven
The god of the stars, affiliated with
the constellation of Taurus. Inanna sends the Bull to destroy
Gigamesh, Enkidu and Uruk.
Enlil's guardian of the great forest
in the Cedar Mountains. He has seven layers of "terrifying
radiance" which blinds his enemies. He is a very powerful
The Sumerian sun god, who assists Gilgamesh
and Enkidu in their battle with Huwawa/Humbaba because of a promise
to Ninsun to protect Gilgamesh.
An Innkeeper who gives Gilgamesh some
solid advice in the "Far Away".
The survivor of the great flood, who
was once mortal. The god Ea/Enki (god of the waters) tells Ziasudra/Utnapishtim
to build an ark to survive the great flood. As the only human
left to survive the flood the gods feel remorse and make him immortal.
Gilgamesh seeks him in his search for immortality.