Similarities and Differences

Similarities and Differences

The Epic of Gilgamesh contains one of several three flood that is akkadian. The god of wind, uses famine and drought to control the overpopulation of humans (in other versions it’s unclear if the cause of the gods’ distress is overpopulation or some unnamed iniquity) in the Atrahasis Epic, Enlil. Enlil finally chooses to send a flood that is catastrophic. Enki (the Sumerian type of the Akkadian Ea), the god of water, is certainly not permitted to alert the people, but he does tell Atrahasis (“Extremely smart”) to create a boat that is large in bitumen. Although Enlil is upset that Enki interfered, he agrees to locate different ways to regulate population that is human. Some genuinely believe that the Gilgamesh flooding tale had been a later on paraphrase for the Atrahasis Epic.

The Sumerian creation misconception also includes tale of a flooding. Ziusudra (Sumerian when it comes to Akkadian Utnapishtim, meaning “he who laid hang on life of remote times”) is warned by Enki to construct a watercraft. Read More