54A-Gilgamesh: Did We Just Become Best Friends?

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54A-Gilgamesh: Did We Just Become Best Friends?

The Epic of Gilgamesh is amazing. It is quite possibly the oldest epic we have, and though it only exists in fragments, it tells a surprisingly human story. There are questions of life and death, such as what it all means and why are we here? It delves into the issues of what it means to be a human rather than just a beast, what it means to be a good ruler, and what it means to leave a legacy. These are questions relevant even today, over 4,000 years after this story was told.

Of course, it is also folklore, so there is a troubling amount of hairy nudity.

All-in-all, this three-parter will be epic.

For the creature of the week, we'll meet a creepy forest dweller with an unexpected hobby.

Music:

"Savage Steel Fun Club" by Rolemusic

"Thread of Clouds" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Steadfast" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Nuthatch" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Formant" by Podington Bear

"Curious" by Podington Bear

"Cats Corps" by Blanket Music

"Bare Shoulders" by Podington Bear

"Title Theme" by Visager

Disclaimer:

There is significant talk of sex in this episode - nothing descriptive or explicit, but there is a prostitute and a pair does have sex. For six days. I basically just mention the word "sex," that's it.

By | 2016-12-14T01:34:00+00:00 December 14th, 2016|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , |1 Comment
  • Michelle A Spiller

    I just wanted to stop by and thank you for introducing me to this myth. Not that I had never heard of it before, but I had never read it, nor had to study it in class. After listening to the podcast I went out and bought a copy for myself and really enjoyed it. So 10/10 would recommend.