Valour

Gilgamesh1

Can we escape from death?

The days of human beings are numbered

Everything they do is vain

If you are already afraid of death

What is the use of calling yourself a hero?

Shall I go first

Walk in front of you?

If I fall

My name will gain eternal fame

I will have begun the struggles

To cut down the cedars

Epic of Gilgamesh

(2500 B.C.)