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After slaying Humbaba, Gilgamesh and Enkidu plan to return to Uruk with Humbaba’s head. This is significant because

A

it is a convention in many narratives of the hero slaying the monster.

B

the head will serve as treasure to fill their coffers, which is a testament to Gilgamesh’s hunger for power and gold.

C

taking Humbaba's head is a way to spite the monster after his death because Mesopotamians value gloating and boasting.

D

the head symbolizes Enkidu's hubris and foreshadows his downfall.

E

the head symbolizes the hard work and effort Enkidu put into killing the monster with his own hands.

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