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Gilgamesh, the hero of the famous Mesopotamian epic, is advised, “The file that you are seeking you will never find. When the gods created man they allotted to him death, but life they retained in their own keeping.” Ask your class to read selected passages from the Epic of Gilgamesh and to consider how beliefs about mortality and immortality in ancient times compare to those today. Prompts for writing or for discussion are included in the plan.