We confront the gods! Enlil, chief of the gods, is enraged! But there is nothing he can do!
Without Humbaba to run the forest for them the gods have no power. I tell them that I will cooperate to restore their power, but only if they let me join them as an equal. Ishtar, goddess of love, is so impressed that she wants to marry me!!! That will seal my place forever! At last, I will be one of them! Gilgamesh the god!
Should I do it? Should I marry Ishtar? Then I recall that Ishtar is goddess of war as well as love. Could she be planning something? Should I listen to my doubts? Or will cowardice snatch this prize from me at this last moment? Or is there some other choice?