Storytelling meets a fundamental human need, as narratives bring continuity, identity, and agency to an otherwise meaningless human experience . The retelling of stories not only facilitates connections but also allows new perspectives to emerge . Through a constructivist lens, we illustrate that The Epic of Gilgamesh, the oldest written story known in human history, has a great deal of relevance to present times, where the COVID-19 pandemic presents itself as a once-in-a century challenge to human societies across the globe . Using a narrative framework, we accentuate the necessary elements that facilitate the narrative reconstructions in face of grief and loss stemming from the pandemic, as informed by the heroic story . We discuss the implications pertinent to mental health practitioners as well as at the broader societal level.