In 1-2 well-developed and well-detailed paragraphs, discuss each of the topics listed below. After you have posted your discussion, make sure you reply to or comment on at least TWO of your classmates’ posts. Each response should be detailed: a comment such as “good post” or “I don’t agree” is not developed; why is it good or why don’t you agree? Feel free to engage in dialogue with more students if you wish.
1. Focus on two or three things in one of the three accounts of creation (Mesopotamian, Ovidian, or Aboriginal) that differ from Genesis. How do they differ? What is the significance of these differences
2. What are your first impressions of Gilgamesh as a man and as a hero/leader? Supply one quotation that supports your impression of him, and explain the passage you have chosen.
3. What characteristics define Gilgamesh as a hero? Does his apparent metamorphosis (or change) affect or change your perspective of him as an epic hero? How does he compare/contrast to what we consider heroic today?