Bull of Heaven


 
The Bull of Heaven is the constellation we call Taurus. He is controlled by the sky god Anu.

The Bull of Heaven appears in the Epic of Gilgamesh. After Gilgamesh upsets the goddess Ishtar, she convinces her father Anu to send the Bull of Heaven to earth to destroy the crops and kill people. However, Gilgamesh and Enkidu kill the Bull of Heaven.

The gods are angry that the Bull of Heaven has been killed. As punishment for killing the bull Enkidu falls ill and dies.

 

Ishtar tries to stop Gilgamesh and Enkidu from killing the Bull of Heaven.
 

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