Clas 3305 Flood Lecture Lec 15 One of the themes which underlies the lectures and discussions for this second term is that of man's relationship to the gods



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Ziusudra has become Utnapishtim

  • Enki has become Ea

Version at Ninevah is Assyrian:
Utnapishtim explains to Gilgamesh how he and his wife came to join the Assembly of the gods

I will reveal to thee, Gilgamesh, a hidden matter

and a secret of the gods I will tell thee:
Utnapishtim reveals how he was living in Shurupak on the banks of the Euphrates

Ea came to him and revealed (while pretending to talk to the walls only) that the gods were planning the destruction of mankind

Ea tells him to tear down his house and use the materials to build a boat




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