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What is significant about Ishtar’s initial actions towards Gilgamesh?
Her actions show a strong female presence in the epic and point out the sexual double standard between men and women in Mesopotamian culture.
Her actions reinforce the patriarchy and the submissive female stereotype that is present in many stories of ancient culture.
Her actions reveal her cowardice when she shows that she is too fearful to approach Gilgamesh.
Her actions reveal her strong character when she shuns Gilgamesh’s proclamations of love to her.
Her actions portray her as a bitter character when she thinks that Gilgamesh likes Enkidu more than her.