|Ancient mask, interpretation of Humbaba
He is a fearsome demon who guards the Cedar Forest, forbidden to mortals. Gilgamesh wishes to enter the
Cedar forest to gather wood to make his kingdom more magnificent. Humbaba is the perfect example of menace and awesome natural
power. He roars like a flood, breaths death and his mouth is fire. In order for Gilgamesh to enter the forest and obtain
what he seeks he must defeat this gruesome monster.
Human upper half, with scorpian lower half, these monesters are common in Mesopotamian myth. In Gilgamesh, the Scorpion
Man guards the mountain that Shamash, the sun god, travels through every night. Gilgamesh wishes to travel through the mountains
and must pass the Scorpion Man and his wife in order to do so.