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Leviathan (/lɨˈvaɪ.əθən/HebrewלִוְיָתָןModern LivyatanTiberian Liwyāṯān ; "twisted, coiled") is a sea monster referenced in the Tanakh, or the Old Testament.The sea serpent Leviathan is mentioned several times in the Old Testamentof the Bible. Legends about this immense and powerful creature were based on earlier stories about Tiamat, a dragon defeated by the god Marduk in a Babylonian creation myth. Later a similar tale appeared among the ancient Canaanites, who claimed that the god Baal slaughtered a seven-heaheadedprimeval serpent named Lotan.

Leviathan

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