Enkidu said, “Don’t worry, my friend, the dream you had is a favorable one. Again, the mountain stands for Humbaba. He threw you down, but he could not kill you. As for the handsome young man who appeared, he stands for Lord Shamash, who will rescue you and grant you everything you desire’” (Mitchell 109).
Enkidu tells Gilgamesh that he believes that the young man is Lord Shamash, but the man could also symbolically represent