The Epic of Gilgamesh – Thug Notes Summary & Analysis


Sup G? This yo’ boy Doc Sweets and this week we gettin
our BROmance on with The Epic of Gilgamesh. Ain’t nobody swingin’ a bigger dick than Gilgamesh,
da King of Uruk. Not only is this cat two-thirds God, but he
da swolest, smartest, and finest cat in da hood. Cept, Gilgamesh is one cold muthafucka: he’ll
ghost his own warriors, boost shit just cuz he can, and get buck nasty with new brides
BEFORE their husbands can get a crack at it. It’s good to be the king! Eventually his peoples get fed up and say
“Yo gods. Y’all best sack up and put Gilgamesh’s crazy
ass in check cuz we tired of his shit” So the goddess Aruru decide her fine self
gonna build a brutha outta clay who’ll be SO gangsta that he’ll step up to Gilgamesh
and get him to slow his roll. So ZAWOOOT, bitches- Enkidu is born. One day a hunter rollin’ strapped through
the wilderness when he catch Eknidu’s Tarzan-ass messin with all his traps. Boy ask his daddy how he s’posed to tame this
raggedy savage and pops be all like Hm… I know!” Awwwwwww yeah! As soon as dis trick whip out a titty, Enkidu
gives her the D for 6 days and 7 nights STRAIGHT. Man. You know this dude ballin if he ain’t raw
afta’ dat. Now dat he got tha stank all up on him, his
animal homies don’t want nuthin to do with him. When Enkidu get word bout Gilgamesh doin’
his people dirty, he say “shit. Imma give dat fool a beat down dat’ll send
his balls packin’.” Up in Uruk, Gilgamesh bout get freaky with
a newly married woman when Enkidu step to and be like “Nuh-uh son. Dat pussy ain’t yours.” Next thing you know it’s an ALL OUT BRAWL
IN THE STREETS. WHACK! BOOM! HIYAAAA! When da dust settle, Gilgamesh da one on top–
Cuz he still the OG. They ain’t beefin’ though. Immediately after the tussle, they become
homies. (they kiss) MMMM! Gilgamesh like “say brah. Ya know what would step up our rep? If we went and whooped on dat forest guardian
Humbaba and got our hands on some of dem dank cedar trees.” “Hell yeah.” After beastin through five trippy nightmares
and climbin mountains, they reach da Cedar Forest and start bustin’ down trees. All da sudden RAAAAWR- Oh shit, Humbaba here! With a lil’ help from the god Shamash, Gilgamesh
get da jump on dat scrub. Fool start BEGGIN’ Gilgamesh to let him live
but Enkidu like “Come on, bruh. PULVERIZE DAT BITCH.” Humbaba pissed that Enkidu gonna do him like
that, so he put a curse on Enkidu sayin’ he gonna bite the dust BEFO’ Gilgamesh. Hmm! Gilgamesh like “Aw Hell no. NOBODY curses mah boy!” and RIPS HIS HEAD
OFF. Lookin like a couple Pimps, Giglamesh and
Enkidu flow back to Uruk. Now Gilgamesh so fly dat Ishtar, da Goddess
of love and war, start gettin all up on his nuts axin to be his wife n’ shit. But he ain’t feelin how she hit it and quit
it with her other boytoys and shuts her DOWN. Girl so butthurt dat she get her daddy to
send the Bull of Heaven to go HAM on Gilgamesh’s ass. But this bull ain’t got shit on mah boys Gilgamesh
and Enkidu. That’s right! Now that Humbaba and the Bull are dead, the
gods like “Look. Dat boy Enkindu GOT. TO. GO.” Afta 12 days of bein sick as a dog, Enkidu
take da long dirt nap and Gilgamesh’s heart breaks to pieces. So he call on the da whole world to mourn
his man and sends him out in style. Now Gilg tweakin HARD bout his own death,
so he set out to find this immortal dood named Utnapishtim to get the DL on dat everlasting
life. After beastin through all sorta trials dat
ain’t no mortal eva’ done, Gilgamesh finally roll up to Utnapishtim and be like “say bruh. How can I get me a lil’ taste of dat immortality?” Ol’ Nappy be like “check it- I beasted through
the great flood and the gods felt so bad fo’ puttin me through all dat mess that one of
em made my wife and me immortal. So you shit outta luck, mayne.” Not wanting to leave a brutha hangin, Ut tell
Gilgamesh bout a plant that’ll make him young n’ fresh again. Gilg snatches dat herb and start feelin’ like
he da shit ’til his plant get boosted by a weak-ass snake on his way home. Yeah, It sucks dat he ain’t gonna live forever. But at da end of the day, he still got a pretty
baller city with some pretty righteous bruthas n’ sistas inside. So it ain’t all bad, baby. Now just when you think the story’s over-
it ain’t. Fo’ some reason Enkidu still alive and Gilgamesh
and his boy still goin’ on their adventures like it ain’t no thang. WHAT? So… da hell up wit dat ending? Enkidu chillin’ six feet deep then all the
sudden he’s back to thuggin’ with his boy? Did some thriller shit go down? Well not exactly. See, this epic poem is so damn old, it hit
the streets when people were still using their hand to wipe their ass. No, fo real- this shit was written on 12 crusty-ass
stone tablets, and the twelfth is da one that got Enkidu back in the game with no explanation. Some scholars think the twelfth tablet is
some kinda bullshit DVD extra dat don’t mean jack to da rest of the narrative. Others think it’s just part of a whole other
story starring Gilg and his boy. Ending or no, this Epic poem got mad similarities
with anotha’ text dats older than shit: da bible. Fo one, da story of Utnapshitim and his woman
sound a whole lot like Noah’s Ark. In both stories, da Gods actin’ real crazy
tryna kill errybody cept one family with a big ass flood. And dat snake who grubs on Gilgamesh’s magic
weed sound a whole lot like dat hater- snake who got Adam and Eve booted out of the Garden
of Eden. And when Ut’s woman drop wise words on Gilgamesh,
it’s straight from Ecclesiastes. So what kinda crazy sampling is going down
here? Some scholars think the bible took some of
da rhymes in Gilgamesh and remixed it to make some fresh new jams. Others say dat since both texts were likely
written around 2100 BC, they prolly riffin’ off da same stories. Now at the heart of THIS story is a bromance
as old as time. I mean Gilgamesh so tight with Enkidu, it’s
like he give Gilg’s life meaning. Before he meet Enkidu, Gilgamesh was all bout
dat G-life of bitches n’ power, but when he see Enkidu get merced by the gods, Gilg get
so TO UP that he holler at every creature and person in da land to po’ one out for his
boy. Dat broken heart make Gilgamesh put his bangin’
days behind him and recognize dat there’s way mo’ important things to marinate on than
getting your dick wet: like human suffering, death, and livin’ a meaningful life. Ya heard? Brutha recognize dat whether you top dog or
bottom bitch, death is COMIN’ for yo ass. And no matta’ how bad it hurt when life take
a dump on you, the universe don’t give a damn bout yo suffering. Cuz on the real, ain’t nobody can dodge death,
so you best appreciate what you got in front of you and cherish da bond you got wit yo
homies. Cuz one day, it ain’t gonna be there no’ mo-
and not even the realest baller in the world can change that. Thanks for kickin it
wit yo boy Doc Sweets!

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100 thoughts on “The Epic of Gilgamesh – Thug Notes Summary & Analysis”

  1. Dominic Cingoranelli says:

    Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra

  2. Wesley Mitchell says:

    I wish you would do a thing notes about trumpet of the swan

  3. its jason says:

    How many silver coins paul of tarsus pay you bro? Why they say christ was sweating blood if he wasn't already bleeding? And when saul the roman soldier the muderer of christians, pierced christs side, why they say water flowed fourth? Holy water huh? The easter bunny runs really fast, when the fucking anti christ is giving chase. Why did the knighrs of malta rescue paul when he "ship wrecked" ? Paul went west peter went east to spread this garbage. Its coming out. The truth is out there and everbody knows it.

  4. Mevlyn Music says:

    Fate Zero.

  5. Rachael Steiger says:


  6. TCC says:

    7:24 hell yea_6:51 yep_6:13 :O_5:59 :O_5:29 lol_5:11 haha_4:23 rofl xD_3:29 omfg this is weirder than anime :D_3:15 😀 omfg_2:58 ouch!_2:24 omg_2:14 lmao xD_1:54 topkek_1:44 lmao I dying_1:25 rofl xD :D_0:58 lmao_0:43 haha xD

  7. Tristen Houser says:

    "Death is comin' for your ass!" ME TOO!

  8. Brian Sanders says:

    Can you do Jason and the Argonauts next?

  9. Miles Hill says:

    D A N K C E D A R T R E E S

  10. San Hani says:

    I hope you talk about 1001 nights

  11. καμιά ψυχή says:

    I will be using this to seem more sophisticated than I actually am.

  12. ayeee160113 says:

    The bible was definitely not written in 2100 bc 😂😂

  13. Peyton Bell says:

    This dude is great! This is a great way to teach kids also.

  14. Cathy Mundia says:

    king of mongrels

  15. CloppyFeet says:

    Fact: Ishtar was the original thot.

  16. Mark Yang says:


  17. David Zapen says:

    The sci-fi book?

  18. Baron Thomas says:

    plenty of people are sadly still using their hands to wipe their ass

  19. Just A Random Guy says:

    His voice is fuckinh awesome…

  20. Nepuphoria says:


  21. eksine says:

    they have no feet

  22. Cindy O says:

    Bros before Hos

  23. Der Kaffeenator says:

    I thought Gilgamesh was blonde….dafuw what's up with this mongrel shit

  24. galaxyEverAftr89 says:

    Enuma Elish!!!!!

  25. AgniKobi says:

    Fucking College

  26. Ricky Bonezz says:

    I just realized SLC Punk is basically the epic of Gilgamesh

  27. Brandon Buckles says:

    Just studied this in school last week in original translation. This… made more sense to me lol

  28. K ris says:

    2:07 I too remember Enkidu having the same power as Ryu of Street Fighter

  29. K ris says:

    The twelfth tablet was part of the remastered 1500th anniversary edition released by egroeG sakuL with extra footage unseen in the original

  30. Darius Gavin says:

    Where Gate Of Babylon? Why he didnt even use it

  31. Victor Tarabola Cortiano says:

    palavras de sabedoria

  32. Joe says:

    I wish there was Thug Notes when I was in High School.

  33. Joe says:

    I wish there was some Thug Notes on the Rosetta Stone and the Georgia Guidestones. I know they're not stories, but they could use a translation.

  34. ElZamo92 says:

    Disappointed that he couldn’t shoot infinite swords out of an alternate dimension.

  35. ABunchOf RandomStuff says:

    Wait wasn’t ekedu made from clay so him being turned into ash was some kind of rebirth

  36. tom black says:

    This is so very very close to being racist… any white people write this ? If yes then this shit is racist

  37. tk2887 says:

    No mention of the time he got into a dogfight with Sir Lancelot using an ancient Hindu spaceship? Okay…

  38. Leonardo Rodriguez says:

    Everybody needs a homie

  39. Yoon Bum says:

    If they played this in class I would actually pay attention.

  40. Joe Hall says:

    This guy explains classic literature better than any English teacher I've ever had.

  41. Kid Carhartt says:

    Enkidu had died and came back from the land of the dead like literally

  42. ZUUL117 says:


  43. Nillo Buarque says:

    -Fate's Gilgamesh

  44. immasurvivor says:


  45. M Finch says:

    Bruno schultz "the street of crocodiles "

  46. Noradora says:

    searches for fate references in the comments

  47. Roy Rosario says:

    BC mofos

  48. Kejana Williams says:

    I think you missed the part where Gilgamesh awoke in the modern day as a spirit to fight a war amongst magi and other legendary figures for the right to make a wish on the Holy Grail.

    …or maybe they just cut that part out to save time.

  49. Fish Curry says:

    This mans canines are sexy af

  50. Some Guy With A Computer says:

    What if the end is Gilgamesh dying and going into the afterlife to meet Enkidu and it's just framed like Enkidu is coming back.

  51. hellavadeal says:

    Gilgamesh was the gangster of gangsters.

  52. hellavadeal says:

    It was almost like you were there too.

  53. Exodus 4:22 says:

    4:16 Utnapishtim, in the Babylonian Gilgamesh epic, survivor of a mythological flood whom Gilgamesh consults about the secret of immortality. Utnapishtim was the only man to escape death,* since, having preserved human and animal life in the great boat he built,* he and his wife were deified by the god Enlil.

    Nimrod consults his great,grandfather Utnapishtim who is better known as Noah! And Nimrod being the son of Cush would make that lineage of Noah family, Hamites!!

  54. Rashaud Allen says:


  55. Sérgio Domingues says:

    This is… epic! 🙂

  56. Nicholas Corvino says:

    I teach 7th grade. I wish I could use this video. Is there anyway that there is a PG version of these?

  57. Sin SinaT says:

    Lol this guy is hilarious.

  58. Sidney Tishgart says:

    Thank you for this video blessssssss

  59. Tella Quasar says:

    How many of you were thinking of Gilgamesh of the fate series?

  60. かんぐちあき says:

    Upnapishtim => biblical Noah

  61. nick lamarca says:

    Outstanding Job Man!

  62. I Zucc At Games says:

    Do "stolen children"

  63. Justin Webster says:

    how would Gilgamesh making himself immortal reunite him with Ekidnu?

  64. RyTrance says:

    this particular episode made me lol 🙂 great job

  65. Cadwaladr says:

    Censor the spoken words, but just leave them in the captions? What's the fucking point of any censorship these days anyway? Embrace the cuss, or just don't say that shit. Make up your fucking mind.

  66. SKULLFACE says:


  67. Usama Zahid says:

    LOL Wisecrack, that Street Brawl though.

  68. Eliseo Peralta says:

    I love this video! 😍

  69. Jamal Davis says:

    Mongrel didn't even mention Enuma Elish

  70. Jack Chase says:

    In my version of The Epic of Gilgamesh, Enkidu dies Gilgamesh names a child after him, and the secret to immortality is passing down your lineage through having children. To be clear I am well aware there are many interpretations of this story.

  71. You're Perfect Studio says:

    WOW. This is my first time seeing Thug Notes…. Very interesting take on it!

  72. Ari Sistance says:

    Lol aruru and ekidu wearing women’s Thai/Cambodian traditional garb.

  73. Carlo Nassar says:

    Apparently, there are 2 bosses in Final Fantasy 5 called Gilgamesh and Enkidu. Looks like those bosses referred to this story.

  74. Zay Zay says:

    Does anyone know of the connection between Gilgamesh and the Anunnaki, the story of the fallen angles, because Gilgamesh is mentioned

  75. Ramon Bennett-Ryuuken says:

    Yall do realize Gilgamesh and Nimrod was one and the same right? They also found his tomb with his body intact in 2003 by US troops under the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

    P.S.- He was also the first Anti-Christ.

  76. KMO vlogs says:

    All the story is not real it is a lie its not correct

  77. The Grizzly Bear Gamer says:

    Tablet 12 was probably the beginning of a sequel, but the author must have quit.

  78. Hi, My name is Satan says:

    Idc what anyone says, I’m still convinced those two were gay

  79. Christopher Cole says:

    The books of the Holy Bible stole stories from all of the Sumerian texts and mixed them around.

  80. Larry Barnhill says:

    Can this be? Edu-tainment that's actually BOTH educational and completely entertaining ? You sir have a gift, please keep the videos coming !

  81. SamuelX Literotica says:

    You are awesome, brother.

  82. Jenniffer Whyte says:

    thank you! This helped me understand that long text!

  83. tybmikee says:

    The 6i6le did get its stories from these stories do ya research 😂😂😂

  84. Rob Hannibal says:

    Passed a test in English yesterday, thanks nigga

  85. ParoMation says:

    Im abit upset that he left out the second chance given to Gilgamesh to get immortalty. Where he must not fall asleep for I believe was 7 days. But couldnt. But it was a summary so. Somethings are bound to be left out. So I understand.

  86. Alan Canon says:

    308 Gs ain't thug enough by far to dig this funny, concise summary and incisive thematic analysis of the human race's first great novel. The video is a brillant piece of work. Subscribed and liked, and thank you.

  87. william w says:

    You should just do the whole bible. Book by book

  88. Toon Angel 17 says:


  89. Aj Cowan says:

    What a legend! You the best read baller, G.

  90. Ren says:

    Got beat by unlimited blade works

  91. Paulo Salvado says:

    u r fuckin hilarious….. nice !

  92. Jarod Farrant says:

    Great telling of one of the first written stories my good homie however you forgot to mention to tell us about how the first mention of the zombie apocalypse was mentioned here.

  93. Dawud AbdYAHU Bn-YasharAL says:

    @0:41 'The Right of the First Night'

  94. Khanh Nguyen says:

    Fate Gilgamesh: Wait, Enkidu live? Where was that copy you fool!?

  95. Street Hierarchy says:

    Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra!

  96. Erin Threlkeld says:

    People compare it to Noah’s flood

  97. Zachary Pegg says:

    You guys seriously missed an opportunity when you didn't name this series Note Thugs-N-Summary.

  98. Munshi Rastro says:

    it's not gay if it's clay

  99. jason kaddour says:

    Bring Thug Notes back!!!!!!

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