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17th Sep '17 10:28:31 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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The Leviathan in the Bible is often taken to be a view of a whale and is sometimes translated directly as whale. (Intriguingly the "big fish" that swallowed Jonah was often interpreted as a whale or leviathan but nowadays people are having a lot of fun with it as a {{Megalodon}}.) Indeed, the modern Hebrew word for whale is לויתן, or leviathan. Strangely, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leviathan actual biblical description of a leviathan]] suggests that it has legs and is able to move on land, and seems to refer to armour plates or scales (in fact, if one ignores the WordOfDante and the [[BreathWeapon fire-breathing]], it sounds quite like a [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile crocodile).

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The Leviathan in the Bible is often taken to be a view of a whale and is sometimes translated directly as whale. (Intriguingly the "big fish" that swallowed Jonah was often interpreted as a whale or leviathan but nowadays people are having a lot of fun with it as a {{Megalodon}}.) Indeed, the modern Hebrew word for whale is לויתן, or leviathan. Strangely, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leviathan actual biblical description of a leviathan]] suggests that it has legs and is able to move on land, and seems to refer to armour plates or scales (in fact, if one ignores the WordOfDante and the [[BreathWeapon fire-breathing]], it sounds quite like a [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile crocodile).
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17th Sep '17 10:26:39 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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The Leviathan in the Bible is often taken to be a view of a whale and is sometimes translated directly as whale. (Intriguingly the "big fish" that swallowed Jonah was often interpreted as a whale or leviathan but nowadays people are having a lot of fun with it as a {{Megalodon}}.) Indeed, the modern Hebrew word for whale is לויתן, or leviathan. Strangely, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leviathan actual biblical description of a leviathan]] suggests that it has legs and is able to move on land, and seems to refer to armour plates or scales (in fact, if one ignores the WordOfDante and the [[BreathWeapon fire-breathing]], it sounds quite like a crocodile).

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The Leviathan in the Bible is often taken to be a view of a whale and is sometimes translated directly as whale. (Intriguingly the "big fish" that swallowed Jonah was often interpreted as a whale or leviathan but nowadays people are having a lot of fun with it as a {{Megalodon}}.) Indeed, the modern Hebrew word for whale is לויתן, or leviathan. Strangely, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leviathan actual biblical description of a leviathan]] suggests that it has legs and is able to move on land, and seems to refer to armour plates or scales (in fact, if one ignores the WordOfDante and the [[BreathWeapon fire-breathing]], it sounds quite like a [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile crocodile).



* The "Leviathan" is described in the Literature/BookOfJob (Ch. 41, all of it) in the Old Testament of Literature/TheBible, and referenced elsewhere. Unlike most sea creatures, the Leviathan has an affinity for fire or something reasonably similar. Job 41:8 ("Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.") seems to either indicate a reasonably high encounter survival rate, considering that this creature is essentially a seagoing dragon, or a very low one ("do no more" as in dead). [[spoiler: The usual naturalistic interpretation is a Nile crocodile, which fits everything but the fire breathing.]] References to Leviathan elsewhere in the Bible give a completely different description; a monstrous serpent with multiple heads.

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* The "Leviathan" is described in the Literature/BookOfJob (Ch. 41, all of it) in the Old Testament of Literature/TheBible, and referenced elsewhere. Unlike most sea creatures, the Leviathan has an affinity for fire or something reasonably similar. Job 41:8 ("Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.") seems to either indicate a reasonably high encounter survival rate, considering that this creature is essentially a seagoing dragon, or a very low one ("do no more" as in dead). [[spoiler: The usual naturalistic interpretation is a [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile Nile crocodile, crocodile]], which fits everything but the fire breathing.]] breathing. References to Leviathan elsewhere in the Bible give a completely different description; a monstrous serpent with multiple heads.



** Job also makes reference to something called a Behemoth, which has similarly entered the lexicon as a catch-all term for "crazy-great-big-thing". [[spoiler:It's thought to be a hippo, or maybe an elephant, or perhaps even some dinosaur bones the Israelites found.]]

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** Job also makes reference to something called a Behemoth, which has similarly entered the lexicon as a catch-all term for "crazy-great-big-thing". [[spoiler:It's It's thought to be a hippo, some type of large pachyderm, or maybe an elephant, a Cape buffalo, or perhaps even some dinosaur bones that the Israelites found.]]
26th Jul '17 8:06:06 AM StFan
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* As you might expect, both the ComicBook/SubMariner and Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} have tangled with these types of creatures. For obvious reasons, they stand a much better chance than do the land-dwelling, air-breathing humans. And remember Aquaman, the so-called "[[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway lame]]" hero, can [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower summon and control creatures like these...]]
** Namor can also summon a giant whale called Giganto, using a special horn. In ''[[ComicBook/FantasticFour Fantastick Four]] ComicBook/{{Marvel 1602}}'', Benjamin calls the Giganto counterpart "Leviathan".

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* As you might expect, both the ComicBook/SubMariner and Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} have tangled with these types of creatures. For obvious reasons, they stand a much better chance than do the land-dwelling, air-breathing humans. humans.
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And remember Aquaman, the so-called "[[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway lame]]" hero, can [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower summon and control creatures like these...]]
** Namor can also summon a giant whale called Giganto, using a special horn. In ''[[ComicBook/FantasticFour Fantastick Four]] ComicBook/{{Marvel 1602}}'', ComicBook/Marvel1602'', Benjamin calls the Giganto counterpart "Leviathan".



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* ''FanFic/ThePalaververse'': Theia’s oceans are home to numerous colossal sea monsters, including actual krakens, larger and sedentary relatives of the same living in the deepest abysses, and [[Literature/BasLagCycle island-sized avancs]].

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* ''FanFic/ThePalaververse'': ''Fanfic/ThePalaververse'': Theia’s oceans are home to numerous colossal sea monsters, including actual krakens, larger and sedentary relatives of the same living in the deepest abysses, and [[Literature/BasLagCycle island-sized avancs]].



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* In the script for the first attempt at an American ''[[Film/{{Godzilla1994}} Godzilla]]'', the parallels between Godzilla and the biblical description of the Leviathan are [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded heavily]].

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* In the script for the first attempt at an American ''[[Film/{{Godzilla1994}} Godzilla]]'', ''Script/{{Godzilla|1994}}'', the parallels between Godzilla and the biblical description of the Leviathan are [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded heavily]].



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15th Jul '17 9:56:37 AM crimmar
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* In ''Fanfic/TheLunarGuardsman'', this is two out of the four Leviathans. One of them is an underwater creature that creates a whirlpool to feed, much like Charybdis, and the other one is described as akin to a kraken, though according to Luna they only saw one tentacle before it smacked them away.
11th Jul '17 4:17:25 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''FanFic/ThePalaververse'': Theia’s oceans are home to numerous colossal sea monsters, including actual krakens, larger and sedentary relatives of the same living in the deepest abysses, and [[Literature/BasLagCycle island-sized avancs]].
8th Jul '17 1:05:41 PM Jubileus57
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* Both the Kraken and the Leviathan appear as legendary catches in ''[[VideoGame/StreetpassMiiPlaza Ultimate Angler]]''.
1st Jul '17 5:07:43 PM nombretomado
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* In Myth/EgyptianMythology, Apep was a colossal serpent that stalked the ancient Egyptian underworld, hoping to devour the sun god. According to TheOtherWiki one of his nicknames was "World Encircler", making him similar to Jormungandr of Myth/NorseMythology.

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* In Myth/EgyptianMythology, Apep was a colossal serpent that stalked the ancient Egyptian underworld, hoping to devour the sun god. According to TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki one of his nicknames was "World Encircler", making him similar to Jormungandr of Myth/NorseMythology.
26th May '17 3:58:53 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* The "Leviathan" is described in the Literature/BookOfJob (Ch. 41, all of it) in the Old Testament of Literature/TheBible, and referenced elsewhere. Unlike most sea creatures, the Leviathan has an affinity for fire or something reasonably similar. Job 41:8 ("Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.") seems to either indicate a reasonably high encounter survival rate, considering that this creature is essentially a seagoing dragon, or a very low one ("do no more" as in dead). [[spoiler: The usual naturalistic interpretation is a Nile crocodile, which fits everything but the fire breathing.]]

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* The "Leviathan" is described in the Literature/BookOfJob (Ch. 41, all of it) in the Old Testament of Literature/TheBible, and referenced elsewhere. Unlike most sea creatures, the Leviathan has an affinity for fire or something reasonably similar. Job 41:8 ("Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.") seems to either indicate a reasonably high encounter survival rate, considering that this creature is essentially a seagoing dragon, or a very low one ("do no more" as in dead). [[spoiler: The usual naturalistic interpretation is a Nile crocodile, which fits everything but the fire breathing.]]]] References to Leviathan elsewhere in the Bible give a completely different description; a monstrous serpent with multiple heads.
19th May '17 2:20:42 PM Bleazy02
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** The largest fish to ever live was actually the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leedsichthys Leedsichthys]], which would match the shark in size even after its size was reduced. The monster filter feeder itself is a bit of a ''Liopleurodon'', the size being a topic of debate due to the lack of fossil evidence, but all sizes either rival the largest sea animals, or dwarf them.
11th May '17 1:46:42 AM EbrithilBowser
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* Pirate folk band Vroudenspil have a song called Leviathan on their album "Fauler Zauber".
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