The flood legend was written before the story of Noah as Gilgamesh.

The Flood Legend - Neil deGrasse Tyson

The earliest surviving account of the flood legend was written down in Mesopotamia 1,000 years before it was retold as the story of Noah in the Old Testament. So, you could say Gilgamesh fulfilled his quest for immortality.

- Neil deGrasse Tyson

Quote Source: Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

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