Quest for Immortality P.3

Share Download this song

Author Comments

From my first album ''The Tablets of Gilgamesh''
Buy it here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/

Gilgamesh strongly states that he and Utnapishtim are the same and asks him for his story. Utnapishtim tells Gilgamesh all about the Great Flood that happened long ago and then skeptically decides to let Gilgamesh have a chance at immortality.
He challenges the great King to stay awake for 6 days and 7 nights... Gilgamesh smiles as if it is an easy task, but the instant he sits down on a beautiful shore, he falls asleep. Utnapishtim laughs out loudly to his wife as he describes that all humans are liars and that Gilgamesh will deny falling asleep. He asks her to bake a loaf of bread every day and lay the loaf at Gilgamesh's feet so that he cannot deny his failure. Gilgamesh is mocked by Utnapishtim during his whole sleep.

When Gilgamesh is awakened after 6 days and 7 nights by Utnapishtim himself, the King says: "I only just dozed off for half a second here". Utnapishtim points out the loaves of bread, showing their states of decay from the most recent, fresh bread, to the oldest, moldy, stale bread that had been laid at his feet on the very first day. Gilgamesh is angry and confused and screams out:

O woe! What do I do now, where do I go now? Death has devoured my body,
Death dwells in my body, wherever I go, wherever I look, there stands Death!

Furiously, Utnapishtim wants to send him to Uruk with Urshanabi in exile, but his wife stops him and asks that he show Gilgamesh mercy for his long journey. Utnapishtim gives in and tells Gilgamesh of a magical plant at the bottom of the ocean that will make him young. Gilgamesh obtains the plant by binding stones to his feet so he can walk the bottom of the sea. He does not trust the plant and plans to test it on an old civilian when he returns to Uruk. Unfortunately he places the plant on the shore of a lake while he bathes, and it is stolen by a serpent that loses his old skin and thus is reborn. He returns to Uruk where the sight of its massive walls prompts him to praise this enduring work to Urshanabi...


Pretty heavy stuff, my friend. I like your story telling.

DanJohansen responds:

Thanks, it was based on the story of Gilgamesh and Enkidu :D

Perfect as the blood of tiamat.

DanJohansen responds:

YEAH! I'm liking that sentence :D

pretty exotic i'd say and good indeed.

DanJohansen responds:

Thx man!

Yeah, great stuff like usual Dan. Keep it up!

DanJohansen responds:

Thanks Wizard, appreciate your continued support :D

Click on an icon to vote on this!

Credits & Info


4.58 / 5.00

Mar 19, 2013
6:47 AM EDT
Heavy Metal
File Info
10.8 MB
6 min 25 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.