Willow continues her tale of her journey through the story of Gilgamesh at the recent Lord of the Deep workshop weekend:
The mighty ego returns
To the city and temple
Again I process into the temple, again it’s a huge leap through time and space.
Gilgamesh distraught at losing his brother finds himself outside the Temple of Ishtar.
Shamhat is there and full of vengeance she mocks him. Calling to him to take her and make her his own.
Gilgamesh is afronted. Why he wonders does she mock him so. The answer is blaring clear to all but the mighty ego.
He has let his brother, her lover, Enkidu, perish in the forest. She despises him. It lifts her to see him so broken. So she hits him where it hurts.
So sweet but short lived
Shamhat taunts Gilgamesh
No more than he deserves.
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