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Aug 7 12 6:45 AM

If it helps, historically Myrddin Wyllt [Who later became mythologized as Merlin] went insane after watching the last of a King Arthruis' grandchildren and grandnephews kill each other in a massive battle. He ran screaming into the woods where he spouted insane, prophetic poetry which was later written down by the bard Taliesin and supposedly died a triple death. He was chased off a cliff, hung in a tree, and drowned. Or was chased off a cliff, impaled on a stake, and drowned. Depends on who you ask. Still, not a nice way to go. Would that be enough to take out Gilgamesh the King, immortal human, Ancient of Days and First of the First People? Probably not. He figured it would take a nuke to take him out remember?

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Aug 7 12 4:12 PM

QUOTE (Myrddin @ August 07, 2012 06:45 am)
If it helps, historically Myrddin Wyllt [Who later became mythologized as Merlin] went insane after watching the last of a King Arthruis' grandchildren and grandnephews kill each other in a massive battle. He ran screaming into the woods where he spouted insane, prophetic poetry which was later written down by the bard Taliesin and supposedly died a triple death. He was chased off a cliff, hung in a tree, and drowned. Or was chased off a cliff, impaled on a stake, and drowned. Depends on who you ask. Still, not a nice way to go. Would that be enough to take out Gilgamesh the King, immortal human, Ancient of Days and First of the First People? Probably not. He figured it would take a nuke to take him out remember?

very good research. I ccompletely agree, that makes sense, and may have burned up his aura reviving him. however, dont some stories say that he was turned into a stone and left in a cave? Gilgamesh might be able to escape that, and then he was chased off a cliff, hung on a tree, and drowned. Wow, Gilgamesh is not very lucky.

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Aug 7 12 5:39 PM

No, he is certainly not very lucky. That story about Nimue/Vivian locking him up in the cave is a variation of a real event, where Myrddin- having gone mad -is locked up by a king. One day, Myrddin sees the king pull a leaf from his wife's hair and begins laughing hysterically. The king asks what's wrong, and Myrddin says he'll only tell if he is set free. The king lets him go, and he explains that the leaf is not from the garden, but from the forest- elaborating that the Queen got it while rolling in the hay with someone else. The queen furiously denies everything, but Myrddin goes free. She then sends guards after him, leading to the triple death mentioned above. No- that was certainly not a good time for Gilgamesh.

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Aug 7 12 8:28 PM

QUOTE (Myrddin @ August 07, 2012 05:39 pm)
No, he is certainly not very lucky. That story about Nimue/Vivian locking him up in the cave is a variation of a real event, where Myrddin- having gone mad -is locked up by a king. One day, Myrddin sees the king pull a leaf from his wife's hair and begins laughing hysterically. The king asks what's wrong, and Myrddin says he'll only tell if he is set free. The king lets him go, and he explains that the leaf is not from the garden, but from the forest- elaborating that the Queen got it while rolling in the hay with someone else. The queen furiously denies everything, but Myrddin goes free. She then sends guards after him, leading to the triple death mentioned above. No- that was certainly not a good time for Gilgamesh.

I was not aware of that, but I have heard the story about the triple death, and him being turned into a stone. Wow, I wonder holw many times he "died" before he became merlin.

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Aug 8 12 1:39 AM

QUOTE (Myrddin @ August 07, 2012 10:34 pm)
I don't know- but it was probably quite a few.

Most likely, if that one lifetime reflects the rest of his lifetime.

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