The Epic of Gilgamesh
"For his friend Endiku Gilgamesh
did bitterly weep as he wandered the wild:
'I shall die, and shall I not then be as Endiku?
Sorrow has entered my heart!'"
Just as the Empire of Rome was once the most massive power of its' time, we, as individuals also have moments of paramount triumph. This, "The Epic of Gilgamesh", is one of the oldest stories known to mankind, but still contains themes and ideas that can help us understand important values in our lives today. As we all know, Rome's empire collapsed in on itself, again just as individuals do. Here, we follow Gilgamesh, a fierce and powerful warrior that rules over the city of Uruk at his own expense. Some view his reigns over his people as a torment, while it could also be for the betterment of the city. Eventually, a friendship is made between Gilgamesh and Endiku, at first his rival and as equally powerful as he, and that friendship becomes a remarkably strong bond. Witness Gilgamesh embark on a journey with his other half and find out what it really means to be human in this journey of woes, triumphs, and self realization. It might teach one more about themselves than they come to realize.
"For a story with no known author, this perspective changing tale is attractive to both the heart and the mind and should be told as a bedtime story to all children everywhere!" - The Feedback Crew
"As one who has also suffered loss at the hands of something beyond my control, my sympathy goes out to Gilgamesh. The pain he feels is very real and not at all easy to bear, but he eventually triumphs, oh how I wish I knew this story as a child; it may have made my pain more manageable." - Marjane Satrapi