Another example of nature being tamed is the killing of Humbaba, Lord of the Cedars. I think Humbaba is a symbol for nature that must be tamed if humanity’s civilization is to grow. “While Gilgamesh felled the first of the trees of the forest Enkidu cleared their roots to the banks of the Euphrates. ” This sounds to me like clearing of a forest in the name of progress. It seems like they are making the land suitable for use by humans for farming.
No regard is given for the forest, the animals that live in the forest or any future implications from this clearing. I do think Gilgamesh ends in journey tamed, he realizes man is part animal and we still need what nature provides. I think in modern day society we still find ourselves trying to tame nature. With the clearing of rainforests for development and to the taming of animals. I think in today’s society we waste the land and the benefits we get from nature.