Gilgamesh (/ˈɡɪl.ɡə.mɛʃ/; 𒄑𒂆𒈦, Gilgameš, oreeginally Bilgamesh 𒄑𒉈𒂵𒈩) is the main character in the Epic o Gilgamesh, an Akkadian poem that is considered the first great wirk o leeteratur,[1]

Louvre Museum
SymbolBull, Lion
ParentsLugalbanda an Ninsun


  1. Keys, David (16 November 1998). "First lines of oldest epic poem found". The Independent. Retrieved 20 August 2014. The beginning of the world's first truly great work of literature - the 4,000-year-old Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh, the poem on which the story of Noah and the Flood was probably based - has been discovered in a British Museum storeroom.