Arch. Myriam B. Mahiques Curriculum Vitae

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Gilgamesh King of Uruk: the builder

Gilgamesh. From
¨When the gods created Gilgamesh they gave him a perfect body. Shamash the glorious sun endowed him with beauty, Adad the god of the storm endowed him with courage, the great gods made his beauty perfect, surpassing all others. Two thirds they made him god and one third man.
In Uruk he built walls, a great rampart, and the temple of blessed Eanna for the god of the firmament Anu, and for Ishtar the goddess of love. Look at it still today: the outer walls where the cornice runs, it shines with the brilliance of copper; and the inner wall, it has no equal. Touch the threshold, it is ancient. Approach Eanna the dwelling of Ishtar, our lady of love and war, the like of which no latter-day king, no man alive can equal. Climb upon the wall of Uruk; walk along it, I say; regard the foundation terrace and examine the masonry: is it not burnt brick and good? The seven sages laid the foundations.¨
From the prologue of The Epic of Gilgamesh. English version by N.K. Sandars.


  1. Hola Myriam, te cuento que el traductor no tiene español!! Algo entendí, justo este tema que me apasiona!! Ahora lo estoy pasando a portugués a ver si entiendo un poco más, aunque tampoco es mi fuerte el portugués, pero no tengo otro idioma con el que poder leer el articulo completo. Como me gustaría caminar por esa ciudad. Cariños

  2. Ay, no lo puedo creer! jamás me había dado cuenta que el traductor no tenía español, tal vez esté preparado para blogs en español? Es muy corto el texto, copialo y pegalo en
    Te lo traduzco yo, si no, no problem
    Un beso



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