Dating of the flood


His whole body was shaggy with hair, he had a full head of hair like a woman, his locks billowed in profusion like Ashnan.

He knew neither people nor settled living, but wore a garment like Sumukan." He ate grasses with the gazelles, and jostled at the watering hole with the animals; as with animals, his thirst was slaked with (mere) water.

The trapper went off to Uruk, he made the journey, stood inside of Uruk, and declared to ...

Gilgamesh: "There is a certain fellow who has come from the mountains-- he is the mightiest in the land, his strength is as mighty as the meteorite(? He continually goes over the mountains, he continually jostles at the watering place with the animals, he continually plants his feet opposite the watering place. He filled in the pits that I had dug, wrenched out my traps that I had spread, released from my grasp the wild animals.

Translated by Maureen Gallery Kovacs Electronic Edition by Wolf Carnahan, I998 He who has seen everything, I will make known (? He went on a distant journey, pushing himself to exhaustion, but then was brought to peace.