The Epic of Gilgamesh is proving to be an interesting read!


‘”This is he, Shamhat! Uncradle our bosom,
bare your sex, let him take in your charms!
Do no recoil, but take in his scent:
he will see you, and will approach you.

Spread your clothing so he may lie on you,
do for the man the work of a woman!
Let his passion caress and embrace you,
his herd will spurn him, though he grew up amongst it”

Shamhat unfastened the cloth of her loins ,
she bared her sex and he took in her charms.
She did not recoil, she took in his scent:
she spread her clothing and he lay upon her.

She did for the man the work of a woman,
his passion caressed and embraced her.
for six days and seven nights
Enkidu was erect, as he coupled with Shamhat.

When with her delights he was fully sated,
he turned his gaze to his herd.
The gazelles saw Enkidu, they started to run,
the beasts of the field shied away from his presence.

Enkidu had defiled his body so pure,
his legs stood still, though his herd was in motion.
Enkidu was weakened, could not run as before,
but now he had reason, and wide understanding.’

… 6 days!?  

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