Sex and Greed

Sex Used As a Tool Over the Centuries

Greed Has Many Forms

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This picture depicts Gilgamesh losing the herb of eternal life to a serpent. Even though he was a great king and had accomplished more than anyone else, he wanted everything.
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"Men-at-arms, remain here on the barrow, safe in your armor, to see which one of us is better in the end at bearing wounds in a deadly fray. The fight is not yours, nor is it up to any man except me to measure his strength against the monster or to prove his worth. I shall win the gold by my courage, or else mortal combat, doom of battle, will bear your lord away."
-Beowulf to his soldiers

Had the thrill of battle or the sting of his pride not impacted his decision, Beowulf more than likely would have lived. Greed took its shape in glory for Beowulf and proved to be a costly mistake, the biggest mistake of his life.