How did enkidu help Gilgamesh defeat humbaba?
Then, who helps Gilgamesh and Enkidu kill humbaba?
Against the advice of the elders of Uruk and Enkidu himself, the two friends set out on their quest. Once they make it to the Cedar Forest, the sun god Shamash helps them overpower Humbaba, who starts pleading for mercy. Gilgamesh is about to grant it, but then gives in to peer pressure from Enkidu, and kills him.
Also Know, how did Shamash help Gilgamesh? Shamash, the sun-god, basically seems to hang around to help out Gilgamesh and Enkidu. We first get important signs of this relationship when Gilgamesh and Enkidu are about to set out on their quest: Gilgamesh asks his mother, Ninsun, to put in a good word for him to Shamash, and she does.
Also question is, what is Enkidu's advice to Gilgamesh regarding humbaba?
We don't know. But lucky for everyone (except him), he's only wearing one when Gilgamesh and Enkidu attack. Even so, the friends only triumph because the sun god Shamash sends down 13 winds, which strike Humbaba from all directions and immobilize him. When Gilgamesh finally has Humbaba beat, Humbaba begs for his life.
Why did Enkidu die instead of Gilgamesh?
1 Answer. According to this lecture by Michael Sugrue, Enkidu is chosen to die because of his hubris and also his refusal to accept his human status which exceeds that of Gilgamesh. For example, Enkidu throws meat at the goddess Ishtar, and actively tries to create a conflict with her.