1. The oldest epic tale in the world was written 1500 years before Homer wrote the Illiad.
2. “The Epic of Gilgamesh” tells of the adventures of the Sumerian king of Uruk
3.  Gilgamesh was the son of priest-king Lugalbanda with a commoner woman
4. Gilgamesh is rambunctious and energetic, but humble and kind
5. Enkidu, the wild man who was sent to fight Gilgamesh, beat him and become his friend
6. Gilgamesh and Enkidu conquer and kill the monster Humbaba
7. Gilgamesh was seduced by Ishtar/Inanna
8. Gilgamesh was punished by the gods by the death of his friend
9. Gilgamesh rules for 126 years after talking to Utnapishtim
10. The Epic of Gilgamesh covers only one main theme

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