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Gilgamesh (FFXI)

Gilgamesh is a non-player character in Final Fantasy XI. He is a major figure in Norg, which is the pirate city located on the Elshimo Island. He is involved in a few of the quests related to the Rise of the Zilart expansion, and is also involved in the Samurai job class story. Unlike most other incarnations of Gilgamesh, this Gilgamesh looks entirely different from his other appearances.

Missions and QuestsEdit

Starts Missions
  • Zilart Mission 2: Welcome t'Norg
Starts Quests
  • Yomi Okuri
Involved in Missions
  • Bastok Mission 6-2: The Pirates' Cove
  • Zilart Mission 9: Ro'Maeve
  • Zilart Mission 11: The Hall of the Gods
  • Zilart Mission 15: The Sealed Shrine
  • Zilart Mission 17: Awakening
Involved in Quests
  • A Thief in Norg!? - SAM AF 3
  • Apocalypse Nigh
  • Forge Your Destiny



Gilgamesh is the main character of the Epic of Gilgamesh, an Akkadian poem considered the first great work of literature. He is a demigod with superhuman strength who builds the walls of Uruk to defend his people and travels to meet the sage Utnapishtim, a survivor of the Great Flood.

Gilgamesh is believed to have actually existed by many scholars. It is estimated he lived sometime between 2800 and 2500 BC. The Sumerian King List claims Gilgamesh ruled the city of Uruk for 126 years.

Gilgamesh in Final Fantasy is also based on Benki, a character in Japanese mythology who sets out to collect 100 swords, and protect his companion Ushiwaka.


  • Gilgamesh came in thirtieth place in a Final Fantasy XI NPC Popularity Contest held by Square Enix in June 2013. Current players of the game were given an opportunity to vote for their favorite NPC and share ideas for stories involving these characters.
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