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The Revenge of Ishtar by Ludmila Zeman

The Revenge of Ishtar

by Ludmila Zeman

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This tale has beautifully detailed drawings that go with the cultural focus of a myth from ancient Mesopotamia. The pictures in the book are framed by borders that look like ancient stone carvings and the costumes and buildings appear historically accurate. An adventurous journey is depicted with a great moral of loyalty, the importance of friendship and responsibility.
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The sequel to Gilgamesh the King, this book continues the ancient epic which takes place between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.
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In this second volume in the Gilgamesh trilogy, Enkidu joins Gilgamesh in the quest to slay Humbaba, the monster who has attacked the city and caused great destruction, including the death of the beautiful singer, Shamat. Gilgamesh and Enkidu successfully slay the monster and in so doing, Gilgamesh attracts the attention of the goddess Ishtar. In rejecting her advances, he incurs her revenge and an attack by the Bull of Heaven. Enkidu manages to kill the bull, but is slain by Ishtar, striking at the bond between the two friends. Shattered, Gilgamesh vows he will destroy the last monster: death.

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Continues the epic of Gilgamesh as King Gilgamesh and his friend Enkidu undertake heroic adventures, slay monsters, and save their city.

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3 editions of this book were published by Tundra Books.

Editions: 0887764363, 0887763154, 0887765270

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