The Epic of Gilgamesh
He saw the Secret, discovered the Hidden,
he brought information of (the time) before the Flood.
He went on a distant journey, pushing himself to exhaustion,
but then was brought to peace. (1.5-8)
At twenty leagues they broke for some food,
at thirty leagues they stopped for the night,
walking fifty leagues in a whole day,
a walk of a month and a half.
On the third day they drew near to the Lebanon.
They dug a well facing Shamash (the setting sun) …. (4.1-6)
"May he not live the longer of the two,
may Enkidu not have any 'shore'(?) more than his friend Gilgamesh!"
Enkidu spoke to Gilgamesh, saying:
"My friend, I have been talking to you but you have not been listening to me,
You have been listening to the curse of Humbaba!" (5.280-284)