Part Wan!

He hoo has seen evrythin, im gonna mak known (?) 2 teh landz.
im gonna teach (?) bout him hoo experiencd all things,
… Alike,
anu grantd him teh totality ov knowledge ov all.
He saw teh seekret, discoverd teh hidden,
he brought informashun ov (teh tiem) before teh flood.
He went on distant journey, pushin him 2 exhaushun,
but den wuz brought 2 peace.
He carvd on stone stela all ov his toils,
an built teh wall ov uruk-haven,
teh wall ov teh sacrd eanna temple, teh holy sanctuary.
Look at itz wall which gleams liek coppr(?),
inspect itz innr wall, teh likez ov which no wan can equal!
Taek hold ov teh threshold stone–it datez frum ancient tiems!
Go close 2 teh eanna temple, teh residence ov ishtar,
such as no latr king or man evr equald!
Go up on teh wall ov uruk an walk around,
examine itz foundashun, inspect itz brickwork thoroughly.
Iz not (even teh core ov) teh brick strucchur made ov kiln-fird brick,
an did not teh 7 sagez themselvez lay out itz planz?
Wan league city, wan league palm gardens, wan league lowlandz, teh open area(?) ov teh ishtar temple,
3 leaguez an teh open area(?) ov uruk it (teh wall) enclosez.
Find teh coppr tablet box,
open teh … Ov itz lock ov bronze,
undo teh fastenin ov itz seekret openin.
Taek an read out frum teh lapis lazuli tablet
how Gilgameow went thru evry hardship.

Supreme ovar othr kings, lordly in appearance,
he iz teh hero, born ov uruk, teh gorin wild bull.
He walkz out in frunt, teh leadr,
an walkz at teh rear, trustd by his companions.
Mighty net, protector ov his peeps,
ragin flood-wave hoo destroys even walls ov stone!
Offsprin ov lugalbanda, Gilgameow iz strong 2 perfecshun,
son ov teh august cow, rimat-ninsun;… Gilgameow iz awsum 2 perfecshun.
It wuz he hoo opend teh mountain pasez,
hoo dug wells on teh flank ov teh mountain.
It wuz he hoo crosd teh ocean, teh vast seas, 2 teh risin sun,hoo explord teh wurld regions, seekin life.
It wuz he hoo reachd by his own sher strength utanapishtim, teh faraway,
hoo restord teh sanctuariez (or: citiez) dat teh flood had destroyd!
… 4 teemin mankind.
Hoo can compare wif him in kinglines?
Hoo can say liek Gilgameow: “im king!”?
Whose naym, frum teh dai ov his birf, wuz calld “Gilgameow”?
2-thirdz ov him iz ceilin cat, wan-third ov him iz hooman.
Teh great goddes [aruru] designd(?) teh model 4 his body,
she prepard his form …
… Beautiful, handsomest ov doodz,
… Perfik

He walkz around in da enclosure ov uruk,
liek wild bull he makez him mighty, head raisd (ovar others).
Thar iz no rival hoo can raize his wepon against him.
His fellows stand (at teh alert), attentiv 2 his (orders ?),
an teh doodz ov uruk become anxious in …
Gilgameow doez not leef son 2 his fathr,
dai an nite he arrogant[y(?) …

[Teh followin linez r interpretd as rhetorical, perhaps spoken by teh oppresedcitizens ov uruk.]
iz Gilgameow teh sheferd ov uruk-haven,
iz he teh sheferd. …
Bold, eminent, knowin, an wize!
Gilgameow doez not leef gurl 2 her mommy(?)
teh daughtr ov teh warrior, teh bride ov teh young man,
teh godz kept hearin their complaints, so
teh godz ov teh heavens implord teh lord ov uruk [anu]

“u has inded brought into bean mighty wild bull, head raisd!
“Thar iz no rival hoo can raize wepon against him.
“His fellows stand (at teh alert), attentiv 2 his (orders !),
“Gilgameow doez not leef son 2 his fathr,
“dai an nite he arrogantly …
“Iz he teh sheferd ov uruk-haven,
“iz he their sheferd…
“Bold, eminent, knowin, an wize,
“Gilgameow doez not leef gurl 2 her mommy(?)!”

teh daughtr ov teh warrior, teh bride ov teh young man,
anu listend 2 their complaints,
an (teh godz) calld out 2 aruru:
“it wuz u, aruru, hoo creatd mankind(?),
nao create zikru 2 it/him.
Let him be equal 2 his (Gilgameows) stormy hart,
let them be match 4 each othr so dat uruk cud findpeace!”
when aruru herd dis she creatd within herself teh zikrtt ov anu.
Aruru washd her hanz, she pinchd off sum clay, an threw it intothe wildernes.
In da wildnes(?) she creatd valiant Enyandu,
born ov silence, endowd wif strength by ninurta.
His whole body wuz shaggy wif hair,
he had full head ov hair liek woman,
his lockz billowd in profushun liek ashnan.
He knew neithr peeps nor settld livin,
but wore garment liek sumukan.”
he eatd grasez wif teh gazellez,
an jostld at teh waterin hole wif teh animals;
as wif animals, his thirst wuz slakd wif (mere) watr.

A notorious trappr came face-2-face wif him opposiet teh waterin hole.
A furst, second, an third dai
he came face-2-face wif him opposiet teh waterin hole.
On seein him teh trappers face went stark wif fear,
an he (Enyandu?) an his animals drew bak home.
He wuz rigid wif fear; though stock-still
his hart poundd an his face draind ov color.
He wuz miserable 2 teh core,
an his face lookd liek wan hoo had made long journey.
Teh trappr addresd his fathr sayin:

“fathr, certain fellow has come frum teh mountains.
He iz teh mightiest in da land,
his strength iz as mighty as teh meteorite(?) ov anu!
He continually goez ovar teh mountains,
he continually jostlez at teh waterin place wif teh animals,
he continually plants his feet opposiet teh waterin place.
I wuz afraid, so i did not go up 2 him.
He filld in da pits dat i had dug,
wrenchd out mah traps dat i had spread,
releasd frum mah grasp teh wild animals.
He doez not let me mak mah roundz in da wildernes!”

teh trappers fathr spoke 2 him sayin:
“mah son, thar livez in uruk certain Gilgameow.
Thar iz no wan strongr than he,
he iz as strong as teh meteorite(?) ov anu.
Go, set off 2 uruk,
tell Gilgameow ov dis man ov mite.
He will giv u teh harlot shamhat, taek her wif u.
Teh woman will overcome teh fellow (?) as if she wuz strong.
When teh animals r drinkin at teh waterin place
has her taek off her robe an expose her sekz.
When he seez her he will draw near 2 her,
an his animals, hoo grew up in his wildernes, will be alien 2 him.”

he heedd his fathers advice.
Teh trappr went off 2 uruk,
he made teh journey, stood inside ov uruk,
an declard 2 … Gilgameow:
“thar iz certain fellow hoo has come frum teh mountains–
he iz teh mightiest in da land,
his strength iz as mighty as teh meteorite(?) ov anu!
He continually goez ovar teh mountains,
he continually jostlez at teh waterin place wif teh animals,
he continually plants his feet opposiet teh waterin place.
I wuz afraid, so i did not go up 2 him.
He filld in da pits dat i had dug,
wrenchd out mah traps dat i had spread,
releasd frum mah grasp teh wild animals.
He doez not let me mak mah roundz in da wildernes!”
Gilgameow sed 2 teh trappr:
“go, trappr, brin teh harlot, shamhat, wif u.
When teh animals r drinkin at teh waterin place
has her taek off her robe an expose her sekz.
When he seez her he will draw near 2 her,
an his animals, hoo grew up in his wildernes, will be alien 2 him.”

teh trappr went, bringin teh harlot, shamhat, wif him.
They set off on teh journey, makin direct wai.
On teh third dai they arrivd at teh appointd place,
an teh trappr an teh harlot sat down at their posts(?).
A furst dai an second they sat opposiet teh waterin hole.
Teh animals arrivd an drank at teh waterin hole,
teh wild beasts arrivd an slakd their thirst wif watr.
Den he, Enyandu, offsprin ov teh mountains,
hoo eats grasez wif teh gazellez,
came 2 drink at teh waterin hole wif teh animals,
wif teh wild beasts he slakd his thirst wif watr.
Den shamhat saw him–a primitiv,
a savage fellow frum teh depths ov teh wildernes!
“Dat iz he, shamhat! Release ur clenchd arms,
expose ur sekz so he can taek in ur voluptuousnes.
Do not be restraind–taek his energy!
When he seez u he will draw near 2 u.
Spread out ur robe so he can lie upon u,
an perform 4 dis primitiv teh task ov womankind!
His animals, hoo grew up in his wildernes, will become alien 2 him,
an his lust will groan ovar u.”
shamhat unclutchd her bosom, exposd her sekz, an he took in hervoluptuousnes.
She wuz not restraind, but took his energy.
She spread out her robe an he lay upon her,
she performd 4 da primitiv teh task ov womankind.
His lust groand ovar her;
4 6 dais an 7 nitez Enyandu stayd arousd,
an had intercourse wif teh harlot
til he wuz satd wif her charms.
But when he turnd his attenshun 2 his animals,
teh gazellez saw Enyandu an dartd off,
teh wild animals distancd themselvez frum his body.
Enyandu … His utterly depletd(?) body,
his kneez dat wantd 2 go off wif his animals went rigid;
Enyandu wuz diminishd, his runnin wuz not as before.
But den he drew him up, 4 his understandin had broadend.
Turnin around, he sat down at teh harlots feet,
gazin into her face, his ears attentiv as teh harlot spoke.
Teh harlot sed 2 Enyandu:
“u r beautiful,” Enyandu, u r become liek ceilin cat.
Y do u gallop around teh wildernes wif teh wild beasts?
Come, let me brin u into uruk-haven,
2 teh holy temple, teh residence ov anu an ishtar,
teh place ov Gilgameow, hoo iz wize 2 perfecshun,
but hoo struts his powr ovar teh peeps liek wild bull.”
wut she kept sayin findz favor wif him.
Becomin aware ov him, he sought frend.
Enyandu spoke 2 teh harlot:
“come, shamhat, taek me away wif u
2 teh sacrd holy temple, teh residence ov anu an ishtar,
teh place ov Gilgameow, hoo iz wize 2 perfecshun,
but hoo struts his powr ovar teh peeps liek wild bull.
Im gonna challenge him …
Let me shout out in uruk: i r mighty wan!
Lead me in an im gonna change teh ordr ov things;
he whose strength iz mightiest iz teh wan born in da wildernes!”
[shamhat 2 Enyandu:]
“come, let us go, so he cud c ur face.
Im gonna lead u 2 Gilgameow–i knoe wer he will be.
Look bout, Enyandu, inside uruk-haven,
wer teh peeps show off in skirtd finery,
wer evry dai iz dai 4 sum festival,
wer teh lyre(?) an drum pulay continually,
wer harlots stand bout prettily,
exudin voluptuousnes, full ov laughtr
an on teh couch ov nite teh sheets r spread (!).”
Enyandu, u hoo do not knoe, how 2 liv,
im gonna show u Gilgameow, man ov extreme feelings (!).
Look at him, gaze at his face–
he iz handsome youth, wif freshnes(!),
his entire body exudez voluptuousnes
he has mightir strength than u,
without sleepin dai or nite!
Enyandu, it ur wrong thoughts u must change!
It Gilgameow whom shamhat lovez,
an anu, enlil, an la has enlargd his mind.”
even before u came frum teh mountain
Gilgameow in uruk had dreams bout u.””

Gilgameow got up an reveald teh dream, sayin 2 his mommy:
“mommy, i had dream last nite.
Stars ov teh sky appeard,
an sum kind ov meteorite(?) ov anu fell next 2 me.
I trid 2 lift it but it wuz 2 mighty 4 me,
i trid 2 turn it ovar but i cud not budge it.
Teh land ov uruk wuz standin around it,
teh whole land had assembld bout it,
teh populace wuz throngin around it,
teh doodz clusterd bout it,
an kisd itz feet as if it wuz lil baby (!).
I lovd it an embracd it as wife.
I laid it down at ur feet,
an u made it compete wif me.”
teh mommy ov Gilgameow, teh wize, all-knowin, sed 2 her lord;
rimat-ninsun, teh wize, all-knowin, sed 2 Gilgameow:
“as 4 da stars ov teh sky dat appeard
an teh meteorite(?) ov anu which fell next 2 u,
u trid 2 lift but it wuz 2 mighty 4 u,
u trid 2 turn it ovar but wuz unable 2 budge it,
u laid it down at mah feet,
an i made it compete wif u,
an u lovd an embracd it as wife.”
“thar will come 2 u mighty man, comrade hoo savez his frend–
he iz teh mightiest in da land, he iz strongest,
his strength iz mighty as teh meteorite(!) ov anu!
U lovd him an embracd him as wife;
an it he hoo will repeatedly save u.
Ur dream iz gud an propishus!”
a second tiem Gilgameow sed 2 his mommy:”mommy, i has had anothr dream:
“at teh gate ov mah marital chambr thar lay an axe,
“an peeps had collectd bout it.
“Teh land ov uruk wuz standin around it,
“teh whole land had assembld bout it,
“teh populace wuz throngin around it.
“I laid it down at ur feet,
“i lovd it an embracd it as wife,
“an u made it compete wif me.”
teh mommy ov Gilgameow, teh wize, all-knowin, sed 2 her son;
rimat-ninsun, teh wize, all-knowin, sed 2 Gilgameow:
“”teh axe dat u saw (iz) man.
“… (Dat) u luv him an embrace as wife,
“but (dat) i has compete wif u.”
“” thar will come 2 u mighty man,”” comrade hoo savez his frend–
“he iz teh mightiest in da land, he iz strongest,
“he iz as mighty as teh meteorite(!) ov anu!”
Gilgameow spoke 2 his mommy sayin:
“”by teh command ov enlil, teh great counselor, so cud itto pas!
“I can has frend an advisr,a frend an advisr i can has!
“U has interpretd 4 me teh dreams bout him!”
aftr teh harlot recountd teh dreams ov Gilgameow 2 Enyandu
teh 2 ov them made luv.