Enkidu says when you fight Humbaba it is never an equal fight. He is known around the world: he is the battering ram that smashes everything in his path.
Enkidu wants to turn back. But I say "so what? All humans must die, so why fear death?" Are we not the mightiest mortals on Earth? I will enter the forest first! I am Gilgamesh! I fear nothing! Enkidu gains courage from my example.
Should we march to his palace right now, and surprise him? Then we can see who really is the strongest! Our only other hope of defeating Humbaba is to get a god on our side. But how can we do that when our whole purpose is to show them we don't need them? Or is there something else we can do?