The sun god reflecting the beautiful image of the earth. In The Epic of Gilgamesh. Shamash the sun god plays an important role for Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh worships Shamash and may be a motivation for Gilgamesh to proceed in his actions.
Christ Crucified Between the Two Thieves ("The Three Crosses"), Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, 1653, From the collection of: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
In the Complete Persepolis, religion played an important role in Iranian culture. Women were required to wear a veil because of religion.
Statue of a Family Group, Unknown, ca. 2371-2298 B.C.E., From the collection of: Brooklyn Museum
In the Com0plete Persepolis, Marjane's family was important to her. This statue represents a family group. When Marjane became homeless she went back to her family.
Shamhat could represent a form of power because she seduced Enkido and he followed her lead to were Gilgamesh was. Enkido did not have the will to oppose her because he slept with her for seven days and seven nights. He felt loved.
Young Man Carrying an Old Man on His Back, c. 1514, Raphael, 1514, From the collection of: Albertina
Enkido and Gilgamesh are both heroes because they defeated the bull that was summoned from the gods.
Egyptian kings were in the highest position of power and believed that after death they would still reign in a position of power. In both the Complete Persepolis and Epic of Gilgamesh there was always someone in power.
In the Complete Persepolis the government was dropping bombs in its own territory. This picture symbolizes metaphorically a turn for the worse. The town was stable until the government stepped in during war time.
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