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Read the following lines from Book VII when Enkidu recounts his second dream.

When I entered [the underworld], I looked, and around me were piles of crowns, I saw proud kings who had ruled the land, who had set out roast meat before the gods and offered cool water and cakes for the dead. I saw high priests and acolytes squatting, exorcists and prophets, the ecstatic and the dull…. (Mitchell 144).

What does this description illustrate about Mesopotamian beliefs about the afterlife?

A

Rewards in the afterlife come only to those of power and those who perform good deeds.

B

Sinners are punished for their transgressions in the afterlife while good people are rewarded.

C

Death should not be feared.

D

Death is the great equalizer.

E

Death is not understood by humans.

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