Read the following lines from Book VI.
When [GIlgamesh] returned to great-walled Uruk,
GIlgamesh bathed, he washed his matted
hair and shook it over his back,
he took off his filthy, blood-spattered clothes,
put on a tunic of the finest wool,
wrapped himself in a glorious gold-trimmed
purple robe and fastened it with
a wide fringed belt, then put on his crown.
The goddess Ishtar caught sight of him,
she saw how splendid a man he was,
her heart was smitten, her loins caught fire." (Mitchell 128)
What does this passage illustrate about the Mesopotamian views of sex, attraction, and desire?