Bilgames and the Bull of Heaven


Enough hearing about something new, let’s hear something old. Very old. One of the oldest stories written down, dating at least as far back as 2000 BCE. And yet you’ll find that some of the human condition remains the same, even four thousand years later.

So sit up, eyes forward, ears open. I’m going to recite the story of Bilgames (later “Gilgamesh”) and his feud with the goddess Inanna (a.k.a. Ishtar). Join me as she tears constellations from the sky, and lays ruin upon the city.

john melesky


John’s a computer guy who keeps up with new technologies and old stories.