...Life in the Epic of Gilgamesh The ancient Epic of Gilgamesh demonstrates good life in many ways. As commonly understood and as commonly sought after, good life means having all the finest things in life. These refer to which is physically satisfying, such as food, clothing, shelter, sex, wealth and power. This is clearly demonstrated in Siduri’s – the maker of wine – words to Gilgamesh:
When the gods created man they allotted to him death, but life they retained in their own keeping. As for you, Gilgamesh, fill your belly with good things; day and night, night and day, dance and be merry, feast and rejoice. Let your clothes be fresh, bathe yourself in water, cherish the little child... 8 September Good...