In The Epic of Gilgamesh, it says that the gods made Gilgamesh to be two-thirds god and one-third man:

How is this possible? Considering the ancestors of a person, one's genetic proportion of "god" or "human" can only be a dyadic rational, not 1/3 or 2/3. Does it mean he had two-thirds of the attributes of gods and one-third of the attributes of humanity? Does it simply reflect a poor understanding of genetics? Am I overthinking this?

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    If the gods "made him", what do genetics have to do with it? – user14111 Oct 7 at 22:39
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    You're overthinking it. It was poor understanding of genetics at the time as well as different theology regarding conception. I was taught by my literature teacher that it came as a solution to a problem of "Why doesn't every sex result in pregnancy?" question, as well as "King's natural right to rule" question. They believed that you have man, woman and Godly part (what Christians would call soul) which is implanted during sex when siring a king. Only Gilgamesh is so special that he is not your average demigod, he actually has two godly parts! – jo1storm Oct 8 at 12:16
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    @jo1storm - Move that answer to a formal answer? ... Also, so only kings have souls in thirds? – Malady Oct 8 at 12:24
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    @Malady I think that everybody has souls in thirds, only kings have "godly" third. I might be misremembering it. It is not a proper answer, because I have no references except for memories. It is basically hearsay at this point and not up to standards. – jo1storm Oct 8 at 12:36
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    Check SE:Mythology! mythology.stackexchange.com/questions/1835/… – DukeZhou Oct 8 at 20:16

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