To start our series of journeys, we begin with Gilgamesh. In the Epic of Gilgamesh, one of his quests that make him an epic hero is to find immortality after Enkidu 's death. Gilgamesh was born one-third man and two-third god. This made Gilgamesh believe that he was better than anyone else. He had it all except one thing, lasting life or immortality. From then on his journey was about to begin, but little did he know what lied ahead. Gilgamesh set out to find lasting life. However he did not know that the gods above were observing him every step of the way. Gilgamesh would have many obstacles and challenges to overcome. One of these challenges was to defeat the evil giant Humbaba. Gilgamesh along with Enkidu took this challenge head on and won. He and his new found friend Enkidu traveled to the cedar forest to find and conquer the protector of the land. Defeating Humbaba did not give Gilgamesh immortality but got him one step closer. Instead, each challenge made Gilgamesh more wiser and stronger. This was a strategy the gods had planned all along. After the death of Enkidu, Gilgamesh begins to fear his fate of dying and journeys to find everlasting life. Although feeling alone without his companion, Gilgamesh 's strength allows him to still conquer many obsta...
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... provides a knowledge to explain the world rather than Christian teaching. Christianity was the religion of greatest influence throughout this period, however it caused people to have a more scientific view of the world. Instead of relying on superstition or religion, they began to expand their minds and rely more on science to explain perspectives. This allowed the world to really expand our views, and send us into our current exponential growth that currently exists. Without the renaissance period of individuals waking up, the journey would have never happened.
At the end of the day, everyone has their story, largely based upon their greatest journey. The great thing is, is that at your lowest point, no one can ever know how you will get out of that spot, nor how high you can fly. All that is proven is that the precedent is set, and possibilities can be limitless.
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