The Great Flood and the Return of Gilgamesh
Gilgamesh hears from Uta-napishti how the Gods attempted to destroy
mankind by sending the Deluge, how he and his tribe survived it and
how he achieved immortality. The Plant of Eternal Youth that
Gilgamesh seeks to take home with him is lost. Wiser and transformed,
Gilgamesh returns to Uruk where he becomes a “Good Shepherd” and
King to his people.