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Gilgamesh and Ishtar

— The gods are envious, but also lustful. Ishtar gazes wide-eyed at the power of the ruler of Uruk. She wants him for herself, and only for herself.

— But Gilgamesh knows how deals with the gods conclude. He dodges and deceives, he does not deny himself women. What shame for a goddess! Enraged, she is about to douse the world in fire!

— The other gods quell her fury. Why annihilate the world, when, for Gilgamesh, the world is only one person?