Frightened by what he faces, Gilgamesh pleads to the god Shamash to protect him on this dangerous journey. Believing that Shamash is the most powerful god, Gilgamesh cries and begs him for help on the journey. Gilgamesh is scared about his dangerous journey, and he has no idea where to turn for help aside from the gods.
They dug a well facing Shamash, Gilgamesh climbed up a mountain peak, made a libation of flour, and said: “Mountain, bring me a dream, a favorable message from Shamash.” Enkidu prepared a sleeping place for him for the night; a violent wind passed through so he attached a covering. He made him lie down, and... in a circle.
The Epic of Gilgamesh is an epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia, considered by most as the earliest surviving great work of literature. It consists of twelve tablets, and tells the story of Gilgamesh, king of the ancient city of Uruk, and his arch-nemesis Enkidu, a wild man created by the Gods to oppress Gilgamesh's oppressive rule.
the two begin their epic battle with Humbaba. Shamash intrudes on the battle, helping the pair, and Humbaba is defeated. On his knees, with Gilgamesh's sword at his throat, Humbaba begs for his life and offers Gilgamesh all the trees in the forest and his eternal servitude. Gilgamesh, with a great sweep of his sword, removes Humbaba's head.
She went up to the roof and set incense in front of Shamash,.I she offered fragrant cuttings, and raised her arms to Shamash. "Why have you imposed--nay, inflicted!--a restless heart on my son, Gilgamesh! Now you have touched him so that he wants to travel