@mal I have to admit I've only read *about* it, never actually read it - but from what I understand, I don't think it's gay at all! Rather, Platonic male relationships were just experienced and talked about very differently back then.
And the Babylonians/Akkadians didn't have all the subsequent Abrahamic religions' Weird Sex Rules™, so they wouldn't have skirted around G and E's sexuality if they'd wanted to make them gay.
@ej@mal Historical translators notoriously compress things they aren't sure about into what they are sure about. So very obvious queer relationships become "strong platonic friendships" because that's what the translators assume when trying to interpret it from a very western, Christian worldview.
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