Canaanite Mythology

The Gods of Ancient Canaan

LOTAN

Canaanite fabulous creature

Also known as Lôtān, LAWTAN

The seven-headed fire-breathing croco-dragon sea monster

A primeval serpent creature of fearsome aspect, his monstrous temper and appetite for destruction won him few friends.

He is the servant of Yam the Sea God. After all, where would any self-respecting sea deity be without his trusty serpent assistant?

The Big Bad of several legends, Lotan came to represent an entire genre of fearsome monstrous creatures.

He made lives a misery for many but was eventually chained up by Anath. A great escape is never to be ruled out.

However, legends of him could not be chained — he pops up in the Bible under the name Leviathan and is now more famous than ever.

Lotan Facts and Figures

Name: Lotan
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Lôtān, LAWTAN

Gender: Male
Type: fabulous creature
Area or people: Canaan
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 201

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Article last revised on May 19, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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