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In the Epic of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh's best friend Enkidu is killed and therefore causes him to be afraid of death. Gilgamesh now that he is afraid of death wants to achieve immortal life so he will not have to face death (34). Gilgamesh travels far and longs to find the man who was granted everlasting life, and ask him how he did indeed receive everlasting life. Throughout his journey he is told time after time that he will not find everlasting life, so when he finally arrives at Utnapishtim, he too tells him he will not find the life he looks for. So, in order to prove to Gilgamesh that he will not get immortal life, he tells him "The Story of the Flood." (38) Gilgamesh in the story is afraid of death because his best friend was killed, so he sets out on a mission to achieve immortal life.

What Gilgamesh does not know is, he will never find what he is looking for. Even before he is told "The Story of the Flood" during his mission he comes across 2 gods who tell him that he is not going to achieve immortal life. The first god (Shamash) who he bumps into and he tells him, that he will not find the life for which you are searching for." (34) After Shamash confronts him, Gilgamesh then runs into the god Siduri. Siduri basically tells him the same answer, saying, "You will never find the life for which you are looking for. When the gods created man they allotted to him death, but life they retained in their own keeping." (35) Gilgamesh still in a conquest to achieve everlasting life, does not believe any of the previous gods, and still wants to see Utnapishtim, to see how...