Sent by the sun god a man with long fur
so the turning of a man’s heart would occur.
A man of the wild he would become,
the animals would teach him like a son
A woman of beauty would cross the land,
his heart would beat like a hundred man band.
The woman would have for him a load of care,
care for the man with very long hair.
When the time had come to fight Gilgamesh
he said good-bye and wished the animals the best.
There stood Gilgamesh on the tower
filled with rage and furious with power!
Time and time on they fought,
when they would stop was not a thought.
Until suddenly Gilgamesh fell!
When he was saved his heart did swell.
The beast’s name I must tell you.
His name, my friends, was Enkidu.