Is Lotan and Leviathan the same?

Is Lotan and Leviathan the same?

The Leviathan of the Book of Job is a reflection of the older Canaanite Lotan, a primeval monster defeated by the god Baal Hadad.

What is a Canaanite Lotan?

Lôtān, Litan, or Litānu (Ugaritic: Ltn, lit. “Coiled”) was a sea monster in Canaanite mythology, similar to as Leviathan in Hebrew mythology. Lotan seems to have been prefigured by Têmtum, the serpent killed by the benevolent storm god Hadad in Syrian seals of the 18th–16th century BC.

Who was the god YAMM?

Yam (also Yamm; Semitic: ים Ym) is the god of the sea in the Canaanite pantheon. He takes the role of the adversary of Baal in the Ugaritic Baal Cycle. The deity’s name derives from the Canaanite word for “Sea”, and is one name of the Ugaritic god of Rivers and Sea.

What is Lottan?

Lotan was a seven-headed sea dragon from Canaanite mythology, who was a servant of Yam, the god of the sea.

Who is the father of Baal?


Parents Dagan and Shalash (in Syria) El and Athirat (in some Ugaritic texts)
Siblings Hebat (in Syrian tradition), Anat
Consorts possibly Anat and/or Athtart
Offspring Pidray, Tallay, Arsay

What does the name Lotan mean in Hebrew?

Biblical Names Meaning: In Biblical Names the meaning of the name Lotan is: Wrapped up, hidden, covered, myrrh, rosin.

Where does Leviathan come from?

The term Leviathan comes from the old Hebrew name לִוְיָתָן, Livyatan, or Liwyāṯān, which means “Twisted; coiled”. When the Old Testament was translated into the Greek it meant the word “dragon.” However, in English the original Hebrew word has been transliterated into Leviathan.

What does Elihu mean in the Bible?

my God is He
Elihu as a boy’s name is pronounced ee-LYE-hew. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Elihu is “my God is He”. Biblical: a young man whose fiery defense of God’s righteousness is written of in the Book of Job.