In his lifetime, during the 4th millennium BC, Gilgamesh was the king of Sumer. According to Toreador scholars, there was a feud between the Toreador Antediluvian and the Gangrel Antediluvian over the ownership of the Tablet of Destiny.
After some heated battles Gilgamesh was sought by Ishtar, who proposed to embrace the mortal if he could aid her in the struggle against "Enkidu". At that time, however, Gilgamesh had already been tempted by Ennoia and chose to side with the Gangrel instead.
It is said that the Toreador Antediluvian had to flee the pair, but not before unleashing upon them some great monster known as the Bull of Heaven.
- According to Children of Gaia lore, Gilgamesh not only refused the vampiric embrace, but had been one of the first humans to fight against vampires. For more information on this and other versions of Gilgamesh in the World of Darkness, see Gilgamesh.
- For information about the historical and mythological figure, see Gilgamesh.
- Clanbook: Toreador Revised, p. 16