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How does Gilgamesh defeat the Bull of Heaven, and what is the significance of this event?
Gilgamesh does not defeat the Bull of Heaven because it tramples him to death.
Gilgamesh enlists Enkidu’s help, and their teamwork illustrates Gilgamesh’s reliance on his friend and brother.
Gilgamesh defeats the Bull on his own by using his brute strength, reinforcing his much-acclaimed physical strength.
Gilgamesh tricks Ishtar into sending the Bull back to the gods by pretending that he is in love with her, demonstrating his cunning and intelligence.
Gilgamesh prays to the gods for help and defeats the Bull, demonstrating his devotion.