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Shamhat’s civilizing of Enkidu is culturally significant because

A

the humanization of Enkidu shows the theme that metamorphosis is an integral part of understanding the human cycle and of garnering social acceptance.

B

of the way in which Enkidu is tamed, which indicates that Mesopotamians believe that sex is part of the human experience and a way to connect intimately with others.

C

her transformative powers demonstrate the meddlesome nature of all gods in Mesopotamian culture.

D

of Shamhat’s status as a female priestess, which indicates that women have just as much power as men in Mesopotamian society.

E

of the way in which he was deceived, which indicates that Mesopotamians regard their gods as creatures of both virtue and trickery.

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