A verse from the epic story of “Gilgamesh”, the oldest known written epic originating from the ancient city-states that belonged to the Sumerians during the third millennium B.C. in Mesopotamia. It talks about the relationship between “Gilgamesh”, a powerful demi-god king and a primal human being whom the gods of the universe sent to save “Gilgamesh” and civilized human kind from their self-destructive arrogance and egoism. Redemption comes through the realization of real friendship between humans.
Tablet IV Stanza(VI)
“Take my hand my friend, we shall go together. Your heart should burn to do battle. Pay no need to death, do not lose heart! Whoever loves the other, submits to all tribulations. He who forward strides, protects his mate and may save him”