"Zeetha being named after the Hindu ideal of female duty and honor" Whaaaat? What is this and where is this from???
Sorry I didn’t see this ask earlier Anon!
Like Gil, Zeetha is named after an archtypical character from a famous epic poem, in this case Sita from the Ramayana (the Tamil version of her name is transliterated as Seetha, so Zeetha’s name is only a slight corruption). Hinduism has two very important epic poems: the Ramayana is one, with the other being the Mahabharata (I can’t believe I spelled that right on the first try???); they’re comparable to Homer’s epics, with the Mahabharata as the Illiad and the Ramayana as the Odyssey.
The Ramayana is about Rama, one of the avatars of Vishnu, who sets out to rescue his wife Sita, an avatar of Lakhsmi, who has been kidnapped by a demon king who wishes to marry her. You can read a full public domain translation here over at the sacred texts archive
Basically, I have a lot of feelings about how Zeetha and Sita both represent the idea princess of their civilization and get stranded far from home with nothing but faith and hope to keep them going. The feelings get a lot more complicated than that, and go into a lot of Sita’s roles as the traditional “ideal” for woman & her relationship with the Earth and how she contrasts with Gilgamesh’s rejection of his own role and obligation to the land in search of personal glory BUT that’s a rant for another day.