Lugalbanda in the Mountain Cave

Lugalbanda in the Mountain Cave is a Sumerian mythological account.wikipedia
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Enmerkar

Enmerkar's Siege of Aratta
It is one of the four known stories that belong to the same cycle describing conflicts between Enmerkar, king of Unug (Uruk), and an unnamed king of Aratta.
In Lugalbanda in the Mountain Cave, Enmerkar is seen leading a campaign against Aratta.

Aratta

ArattasEnsuhkeshdanna
It is one of the four known stories that belong to the same cycle describing conflicts between Enmerkar, king of Unug (Uruk), and an unnamed king of Aratta.
Lugalbanda in the Mountain Cave - is a tale of Lugalbanda, who will become Enmerkar's successor.

Lugalbanda and the Anzud Bird

Lugalbanda and the Anzu Bird
The story is also referred to as “Lugalbanda in the Wilderness” or “Lugalbanda I” and followed by the story known as Lugalbanda and the Anzu Bird, together forming the two parts of one story.
The first story is known as Lugalbanda in the Mountain Cave, or sometimes Lugalbanda in the Wilderness.

Lugalbanda

Lugal-bandaLugulbanda
Amongst the soldiers is Lugalbanda, who falls seriously ill and is left by his brothers to live or die in a cave along with some provisions.
Lugalbanda prominently features as the hero of two Sumerian stories dated to the Ur III period (21st century BCE), called by scholars Lugalbanda I (or Lugalbanda in the Mountain Cave) and Lugalbanda II (or Lugalbanda and the Anzu Bird).

Sumerian religion

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Lugalbanda in the Mountain Cave is a Sumerian mythological account.

Uruk

ErechEanna districtUnug
It is one of the four known stories that belong to the same cycle describing conflicts between Enmerkar, king of Unug (Uruk), and an unnamed king of Aratta.

Third Dynasty of Ur

Ur IIINeo-Sumerian EmpireUr III period
The accounts are believed to be composed during the Ur III Period (21st century BCE), although almost all extant copies come from Isin-Larsa period (20th-18th centuries BCE).

History of Mesopotamia

Isin-LarsaIsin-Larsa periodMesopotamia
The accounts are believed to be composed during the Ur III Period (21st century BCE), although almost all extant copies come from Isin-Larsa period (20th-18th centuries BCE).

Nippur

DrehemNibru Nippur
Tablets containing these stories were found in various locations of southern Iraq, primarily in the city of Nippur, and were part of the curriculum of Sumerian scribal schools during the Old Babylonian period (20th-17th centuries BCE).

Utu

ShamashŠamašŠams
Lugalbanda lies ill for two days; he prays to the gods Shamash, Inanna, and Nanna to be healed of his sickness and is eventually healed by them.

Inanna

IshtarIštarInana
Lugalbanda lies ill for two days; he prays to the gods Shamash, Inanna, and Nanna to be healed of his sickness and is eventually healed by them.

Sin (mythology)

SinNannaSîn
Lugalbanda lies ill for two days; he prays to the gods Shamash, Inanna, and Nanna to be healed of his sickness and is eventually healed by them.

Sumerian King List

King of Sumerking listSumerian Kings List
In separate Sumerian traditions, specifically in the text referred to as Sumerian King List, Lugalbanda is known as the successor of Enmerkar as the king of Uruk, but in these Lugalbanda stories there is no such indication, and Lugalbanda appears only as one of the soldiers of king Enmerkar.

Gilgamesh

Epic of GilgameshGilGilgames
In other accounts Lugalbanda is also known as the father of the mythical hero Gilgamesh, who succeeds Lugalbanda to the throne of Uruk.