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They summoned the thirteen great winds with the help of the sun god Shamash. The winds were very powerful. They were the north wind, the south wind, the east wind, the west wind, the icy wind, the whirlwind, the scorching wind, hurricane, gale, devil-wind, blasting wind, storm wind, and typhoon.

The great winds trapped Humbaba and he pleaded with Gilgamesh to set him free, promising to give him as much timber as he could carry. But Gilgamesh and Enkidu did not believe him and with one sword stroke Gilgamesh cut off the demon's head.

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