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After Enkidu’s death, Gilgamesh raises a statue in Enkidu’s honor, lays his friend’s body on a bier, and roams the wilderness.
These actions are culturally significant in that they
mimic the rituals that Gilgamesh performed before he called on the gods for help slaying Humbaba.
are Mesopotamian rituals of honoring and mourning the dead.
indicate how Mesopotamians honored their gods.
demonstrate Mesopotamian rituals meant to banish guilt.
illustrate the Mesopotamian ritual of resurrecting the dead.