A half-God, half-human king that ruled the Sumerian city-state of Uruk around 2500 years before Christ. It was said he was two-thirds deity and one-thirds human.
Son of Lugalbanda, the 3rd King of Uruk, and of a goddess, Ninsun.
Not merely a legend, he is said to have actually existed. He was the king of heroes, whose tale is recorded in mankind’s oldest epic poem, “The Epic of Gilgamesh”.
So divine as to be 2/3 God and 1/3 human, no others in the world could match him; he was an ultimate, transcendant being that possessed all things in this world.
He was originally a tyrant who did not care about his people, but his behavior slowly changed after he gained a friend called Enkidu.
Enkidu was created by the goddess Aruru, in response to the prayers of the people who suffered under Gilgamesh’s oppression.
Enkidu and Gilgamesh met as was fated, and they strongly affected each other.
At first, Gilgamesh feared Enkidu as his enemy. But the two came to understand each other soon after, recognized each other as equals, and worked together to rule the country.