Junak priča starih naroda (Sumera, Vavilonaca, Asiraca), kralj Sumera, opevan u istoimenom epu oko 2.000 godine pre n.e.
Prenosno: simbol čoveka koga progoni tajna o neizbežnosti smrti.
Hero of Sumerian, Hittite, Akkadian, and Assyrian legend, and lord of the Sumerian city of Uruk. The 12 verse books of the Epic of Gilgamesh were recorded in a standard version on 12 cuneiform tablets by the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal’s scholars in the 7th century BC, and the epic itself is older than Homer’s Iliad by at least 1,500 years.
The epic's incident of the Flood is similar to the Old Testament account, since Abraham had been a citizen of the nearby city of Ur in Sumer.