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Ishtar screamed and wailed [cried out moaning or screaming]: ‘The days of old have
turned to stone: We have decided evil things in our assembly [council]! Why did we
decide those evil things in our assembly? Why did we decide to destroy our people? We
have only just now created our beloved humans; we now destroy them in the sea!’ All
the gods wept and wailed along with her. All the gods sat trembling and wept. ”
—Shin-eqi-unninni, Gilgamesh, Tablet 11
According to this excerpt, what “evil thing” did the gods decide in their assembly?
- to destroy their people
- to tremble and weep
- to turn to stone
- to beat animals