Leviathan, Hebrew Livyatan (Classic Hebrew: Liwyathan), was a primordial sea serpent in Jewish mythology. Its source is in prebiblical Mesopotamian mythology, especially that of the sea monster in the Ugaritic myth of Baal (see Yamm).
Myths & Legends
In the Old Testament, Leviathan appears in Psalms 74:14 as a multi-headed sea serpent that is killed by God and given as food to the Hebrews in the wilderness.
In Isaiah 27:1, Leviathan is a serpent and a symbol of Israel's enemies, who will be slain by God.
In Job 41, it is a sea monster and a symbol of God’s power of creation.
Islamic culture also made references to the Leviathan in its texts that it is said to be a female creature while the Behemoth is a male creature.