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This is my favorite passage from Gilgamesh. The goddess Ishtar, seeing how awesome my man G is, asked him to take her as his wife. Then, for more than a page, Gilgamesh rejects her, describing all the lovers she’s had and how she’s killed or cursed all of them. Then, on this page, Ishtar goes to her father and tells him that if he doesn’t give her the Bull of Heaven so she can kill Gilgamesh, she will raise the dead and have them eat the living.

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