Gilgamesh
Date: 1894 a legendary Sumerian king and hero of the Gilgamesh Epic

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  • Gilgamesh — was the son of Lugalbanda and the fifth king of Uruk (Early Dynastic II, first dynasty of Uruk), ruling circa 2600 BC, according to the Sumerian king list. He became the central character in the Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the best known works of… …   Wikipedia

  • GILGAMESH — L’épopée de Gilgamesh fut pour les Mésopotamiens ce que furent pour les Grecs L’Iliade et L’Odyssée , mais on ignore comment l’enseignement qu’elle contient était communiqué et quelles couches sociales il atteignait. Il est certain en tout cas… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Gilgamesh — Originaltitel ギルガメッシュ Transkription Gilgamesh …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gilgamesh — Gilgamesh, Gilgamish Gilgamishprop. n. 1. (Sumerian mythology) A legendary king of Sumeria and the hero of famous Sumerian and Babylonian epics. [WordNet 1.5] 2. The {Epic of Gilgamesh}, a long Babylonian epic written in cuneiform in the Sumerian …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gilgamesh — es un personaje legendario de la mitología sumeria. Según el documento llamado Lista de reyes sumerios, fue el cuarto rey de Uruk hacia el año 2750 adC y protagonista de la obra El Poema de Gilgamesh, también llamada La Epopeya de Gilgamesh en la …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Gilgamesh — [gil′gəmish΄gil′gə mesh΄] n. [< Bab] Bab. Legend an ancient king and hero of an epic ( Gilgamesh Epic) completed about 2000 B.C. containing an account of a flood like the Biblical Flood: also Gilgamish [gil′gəmish΄] …   English World dictionary

  • Gilgamesh — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Gilgamesh (homonymie). Gilgamesh, ou Gilgameš, Bilgamesh dans les textes sumériens anciens (sans doute BÌL.GA.MÈŠ, « l ancêtre est un héros/jeune homme »)[1] est un personnage héroïque de la Mésopotamie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gilgamesh — Para otros usos de este término, véase Gilgamesh el inmortal. Figura de Gilgamesh del palacio de Sargon II (Museo del Louvre). Gilgamesh o Gilgamés, también conocido como Istubar, es un personaje legendario de la mitología sumeria. Según el… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Gilgamesh — /gil geuh mesh /, n. a legendary Sumerian king, the hero of Sumerian and Babylonian epics. * * * Hero of the ancient Akkadian language Epic of Gilgamesh. The great literary work of ancient Mesopotamia, the epic is known from 12 incomplete tablets …   Universalium

  • GILGAMESH —    1. Sumerian king of the Early Dynastic period who appears in the Sumerian King List as a king of Uruk. There is as yet no contemporary evidence for his reign, but Gilgamesh is mentioned among the deified rulers in the Shuruppak tablets from… …   Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia

  • Gilgamesh —    This epic hero of Sumeria, whose adventures are told in the epic bearing his name, appears to have lived at a time when the activities of the Mesopotamian tribes were cohering to a point when the state was beginning to emerge. This period can… …   Who’s Who in non-classical mythology

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