Utnapishtim reaches the entrance of the mountains to the
called Mount Mashu (Epic, Tablet 9, lines
37-38), which means "Mount Twin" for twin peaks. According to Oxford Biblical scholar John
Day (Day 2002 p. 30) this
Mt. Mashu is Mt. Twin and is also Mt.
Masios (or Masis) in Armenia, which now has the name Mt. Ararat, corresponding to the same area as Noah’s Ark’s landing place in the Bible. The Twin
Peaks are called two
"breasts" that reach up into the sky in the Epic of Gilgamesh (Tablet 9, line 41) and appear to be
the twin peaks of Greater
Ararat and Lesser Ararat.
Yahweh and the Gods and Goddesses of Canaan, John Day, 2002.