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Leviathan (Ancient 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 Bel.

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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.

In Christian views, it is said to be the Demon of Envy or the embodiment of Satan and said would devour most of the sinners.

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.


Image gallery of Leviathan