Gilgamesh's Hero Journey
A Coggle Diagram about Tests and The Supreme Ordeal , The Call to Adventure , Accepting the Call (Gilgamesh accepts the call after his encouragement from Enkidu. "Gilgamesh felt his courage return. / [He and Enkidu] charged at Humbaba like two wild bulls." (124) and Gilgamesh decides to look for immortality after Enkidu's death. He states, "I [...] have come here to find my ancestor / Utnapishtim [...] he is my last hope. I want to ask him / how he managed to overcome death." (161) ), Entering The Unkown (Gilgmaesh enters a forest where the Humbaba lives. The forest is unknown and has never been been explored by man. " [He] stood at the edge of the Cedar Forest, / marveling at the great height of the trees." (118) and On his journey to find immortality, Gilgamesh enters the world of the gods. This world has not been entered by any man. In the book, it states, "Before him the garden of the gods appeared, / with gem-trees of all colors [...] Everywhere, sparkling on all branches, / were enormous jewels [...] Gilgamesh looked up and marveled at it all." (164) Thorough explanation of this unknown, but there are others--the tunnel, the waters of death.), The Ordinary World (Gilgamesh was considered to be extraordinary and didn't fit in with the rest of the people in Uruk. He was "surpassing all kings' powerful and tall/ beyond all others, violent, splendid, / a wild bull of a man." (71)
The gods created him, leading him to be "two thirds divine and one third human." (71) Due to his supremecy, Gilgamesh's world was more boring and dull. This influenced his actions and his tyrannical reign. ), Refusal of The Quest (Gilgamesh fears that he will die when confronting the Humbaba. When in the forest he states to Enkidu, "I feel haunted. I am too afraid to go on" (123) After his hesitation, Enkidu provided Gilgamesh with enough courage to continue on. ), Supernatural Aid (People or things with supernatural ability helped Gilgamesh on his journey ), Allies and Helpers (Throughout his journey, Gilgamesh had people he could depend on to be there for him when he was in need. ), Reward and The Journey Home and Ivy, this is a thorough and detailed map. Lots of effort here. However, you failed to add the final step--Master of Two Worlds.