Lotan

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Lotan or Lawtan is the seven-headed sea serpent or dragon slain by Baal in the Syro-Palestinian myth.


Etymology

Lawtan means the serpent of Law/Lot.


Origin

Lotan is either a pet of the god Yaw or Yaw himself, who was also known as Yam (sea) or Nahar (river); the cosmic ocean of the creation is often known as a great stream. In the Hebrew dialect of the Old Testament, he is referred to as Leviathan.