On a recent snowy evening Sebastian Lockwood, poet, educator and storyteller, came to RiverWoods to tell us the story of Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, Mesopotamia, "Surpassing all other Kings", the King of Kings, who lived some 2500 years BC.
Sebastian Lockwood managed to navigate the slippery roads from Greenfield, NH, west of Manchester, to RiverWoods in time to have dinner and a lively conversation with a small group of residents from The Woods, The Ridge and The Boulders.
And then the fun began. Sebastian started off slowly filing us in on the discovery of the 12 tablets of the Epic of Gilgamesh in the middle 1800s followed by a translation of the cuneiform text a few years later. The Epic of Gilgamesh is often regarded as the first great work of literature.
This synopsis from the web is the story that Sebastian related to us with the with enthusiasm and great animation as the attached photos show: