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Fantastic Beasts of the Bible
(...and Monsters of the Bible)


by Leon of Leon's Planet 2021 to present


Foreword

Very few of the following beasts are real.  They are mostly symbolic.  I do believe that devils/demons are very real.  If you are being bothered by devils/demons, please see my exorcism page.


* in alphabetical order *

Name
& Pic
Meaning
Etymology
Description
of the beast
Symbolism
of the beast
Sources
4-headed Leopard
- N/A A leopard w/4 heads The leopard was the symbol of the Macedonians.

Symbolized Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Empire.

Why four heads?
I'm not sure.  But, in Chaldean numerology, the number 4 represented death, both literally AND figuratively.  You may make your own conclusions.

This is one of the four beasts of Daniel

(See Daniel 7)

10-horned Monster - N/A Teeth of iron.

Nails of brass.

No other description other than it had 10 horns.

Symbolized the Roman Empire.

Why 10 horns?
I would go with Chaldean numerology.  In the Middle East, numbers had meanings.  Apparently each number can have a neutral meaning, a positive meaning and a negative meaning.

neutral winner
self-confidence
success
achievement
power
positive fame
celebrity status
honor
respect
negative arrogance
control
dominance
superiority

See The Beast1 (below).  It also has 10 horns.

This is also one of the four beasts of Daniel.

(See Daniel 7)

 

 

 

 

Chaldean numerology

Chaldean numerology

Chaldean numerology

Abaddon
= Apollo


Both Abaddon and Apollo
Literally mean:
"Destroyer"

- The king of the locusts of the bottomless pit.
- The Angel of the bottomless pit.
- For description of the locusts, see locusts below.
The locusts represent the radiation from the sun.

Abaddon  (and, Apollo, with whom Abaddon is equated) represents the sun when it gets too hot (as it is now).

The bottomless pit is the emptiness of space.
Abaddon is mentioned only once in the Bible (See Revelation 9)

 

The bottomless pit

Strong's

The Bear
- N/A A ferocious bear with 3 ribs in its mouth. The bear represented the Persian Empire, and more specifically Cyrus the Great.

Why 3 ribs?
I don't know.  In Chaldean numerology, 3 represents complete.  Could it mean that King Cyrus had complete control of that region of the globe?  The Persian Empire was even bigger than the Roman Empire.

This is one of the four beasts of Daniel

(See Daniel 7)

Empires of History

 

Name
& Pic
Meaning
Etymology
Description
of the beast
Symbolism
of the beast
Sources
The Beast1 
Black Panther
(Black Leopard)
Black leopard
w/ feet of bear
w/ mouth of lion
7 heads
10 horns
Symbolizes chaos, storms, and war.
The 7 heads represent seven main types of chaos, and the 10 horns represent 10 specific types of chaos, storms, and war.
Learn more here.
Revelation 13

Strong's

Leopard Symbolism

The Beast2 
Lamb-like Dragon
or
Dragon-like Lamb
A dragon with horns of a lamb This beast symbolizes the economy, and the two horns represent buying and selling. Revelation 13
Beasts of Daniel (1) Sphinx
(2) Bear w/3ribs in mouth
(3) Leopard w/4 heads
(4) Ten-horned Monster
(1) See Sphinx
(2) See Bear
(3) See 4-headed Leopard
(4) See 10-horned monster
(1) The Median Empire
Darius the Great
(2) The Persian Empire
Cyrus the Great
(3) Macedonian Empire
Alexander the Great
(4) Roman Empire
Daniel 7
Beel-zebub Lord of the House No description given. House = the corporeal housing of our spirits.

'Lord of the house' means a malevolent spirit that inhabits a body that it doesn't belong to.

Matt. 10:25
Matt. 12:24-27
Mark 3:22
Luke 11:15-19
Name
& Pic
Meaning
Etymology
Description
of the beast
Symbolism
of the beast
Sources
Behemoth



Lord of Storms

Other names:

Bel Hemmon
     (Canaanite)
Bel Haddad
     (Syrians)
Bel Addad
     (Assyrians)
Bel or Baal
     (Hittites)

 

 

Bible: (Job 40)
Eats grass - (metaphorically).
Force in the navel.
Chief in the ways of God.  (And God is Light).
Bones are strong, like brass. (Color of sun).
Trees cover him with their shadow (block the sunlight).
Drinketh up a river (via evaporation).

Other Cultures in the Middle East depict Behemoth thusly:

Man with some kind of royal head gear which appears to be in the shape of the sun at the top and rays from the sun coming down hitting the waters, which appear to be evaporating.

There are pictures of snowflakes on his shirt.

Depictions of clouds precipitating are in the background.

Personification of the Sun - The powerhouse of the water cycle.

NOTE:  I am fully aware that most scholars equate the behemoth with a hippo, but those scholars clearly have not done their research.  For instance, the Wikipedia article on Behemoth is full of falsehoods that are going around by ignorant individuals.  If one looks at the cognates in the languages and cultures around the Middle East, one can see that clearly is the sun--the lord of all storms.

The counterpart of Behemoth was Leviathan.  See Leviathan below.

Mentioned only once in the Bible in:

     Job 40:15

Described in detail in the Book of Noah

 

Cherub (sngl).
Cherubim (pl).
One who blesses.

Those who bless.

Has four wings.
Has four faces:
- ox
- man
- lion
- eagle

See also Mazzaroth below.  I believe that there is a connection.

This could be the Hebrew equivalent of the ancient Phoenician sphinx, which was used by the Medes and Assyrians.  The function was that of guardians.
In the Bible they guarded the Garden of Eden.
Etymology.

Strong's

 

Cockatrice

 

- Adder No description given. A cockatrice is a dragon with the upper body of a rooster.  However, it would seem that the Bible was mistranslated.  It should be translated as adder. Strong's

 

Daniel's Beasts
(See Beasts of Daniel)
- - - -
Devil
and devils
- N/A No description given. I call these "demons".  They are evil spirits.
Their interaction with humans is only for nefarious purposes.Proof that Nelson Mandela died in prison and did not become the president of South Africa | Mzansi Leaks
Mentioned 122 times in the Bible and apocrypha
Name
& Pic
Meaning
Etymology
Description
of the beast
Symbolism
of the beast
Sources
Four Horsemen


Painting by Viktor Vasnetsov
Picture is in the public domain.

- N/A Description

(1)  White horse; rider had a bow.
(2)  Red horse; rider had a sword.
(3)  Black horse; rider had a pair of balances.
(4)  Pale horse; rider's name was Death.

(A) 1st Symbolism:

(1)  War; Conquering
(2)  Bloodshed by people killing people.
(3)  Famine and economic demise
(4)  DEATH by pestilence, by disease, and by beasts.

(B) Second Possibility:
They are part of the Mazzaroth.

Revelation 6
Giants - N/A There were different races of giants.
Goliath was 4 cubits and a span in height.  That's about 7 feet tall.

Others were much taller.  They had six fingers on each hand.

See also Nephilim.

Goliath was probably a human-giant hybrid, because he was smaller than the original giants.

There is no symbolism.  There really were giants on this planet.

Many cultures attest to this fact, including the Native Americans.

Genesis 6

Book of Enoch

The Lamb of God
- N/A No description given. Metaphor for Jesus, who will come back at the end of days for his "bride".

Bride = personification of his people.
Revelation 19
Legion Approx. 5,000

(A legion of Roman soldiers was between 4 thousand and 6 thousand.)

A group of devils that had possessed a young man. I don't know how you could fit 5,000 demons in one human body, but how many angels can dance on the head of a needle? Mark 5:9
Name
& Pic
Meaning
Etymology
Description
of the beast
Symbolism
of the beast
Sources
Leviathan


Picture is in the public domain.
Top:  Behemoth
Bottom:  Leviathan

Twisted
Twined
Coiled
Wrapping

 

Other names:
Lotan
   (Canaanite)
Rahab
   (Hittite)

A huge, twisted, twined, coiled sea serpent.

This is apropos, because water vapor, especially in the form of steam can be seen in twisted form.

Leviathan represented water and the water cycle.

Leviathan's counterpart was Behemoth (the sun), which was/is the powerhouse of the water cycle.

The two beasts are described as being enemies, because sun evaporates water; and water in the clouds block out the sun.

Job 41:1
Pss. 74:14
Pss. 104:26
Isa. 27:1
4Ezra 6:49-52

Book of Noah

Locusts
 (from the bottomless pit)
- N/A The locusts are described as hideous beasts, thusly:

(1) Looked like horses
(2) Had crowns of gold
(3) Had faces of men
(4) Had hair of women
(5) Had teeth of lions
(6) Had breastplates
(7) Had wings
(8) Had tails like scorpions' tails
(9) Had power to hurt people 5 months

The bottomless pit is the vast emptiness of space.  I attest that the locusts are symbolic of the cosmic radiation that will affect (and has been affecting) the Earth.  Most of the fires on the planet will be a result of the "locusts" and that is the source of the smoke mentioned in Revelation 9.  Five months means May to September, during the hottest months of the year. Revelation 9
Lucifer Light-bearer "Son of the Morning"

(AKA: a morning star)

"Son of the Morning" is interpreted to mean that He was a very bright star (metaphorically speaking).  All people were thought (by the ancient ones) to have a star in heaven.  This star was referring to the King of Babylon.

I have no idea why people think that Lucifer and Satan are the same.  Actually, Lucifer, Satan, and the Devil are three different entities.
Lucifer is mentioned only once in the Bible:

Isaiah 14:12

Mazzaroth Beasts

For bigger image,
click here.

Mazzaroth means: Garland of [the] Crown - meaning the garland of the King (who is depicted in the center). Revelation 4 actually describes the Mazzaroth.  Like this:

IN THE CENTER
(1) The Throne:
Someone sitting on the throne in the center.
(2) The 4 Beasts:
Lion, Calf, Man, Eagle.
(3) 24 Elders (24 stars)
(4) 144 thousand is the garland that goes all around.

Mazzaroth is a Zodiac Chart...in order of the precession of the equinoxes, ...i.e., in order of the ages.

 

Mentioned one time in the Bible...

@Job 38:32

Wikipedia

Also described in Revelation 4-5

Name
& Pic
Meaning
Etymology
Description
of the beast
Symbolism
of the beast
Sources
Nephilim (Giants)

"Fallen Ones" Giants
Offspring of the 'watchers' (Enoch); AKA offspring of 'the sons of God' (Genesis)
There is no symbolism.  There really were giants on this planet.

Some say that they're still here.

 

Wikipedia

Brill

Genesis 6

Book of Enoch Ch.6

Book of Enoch Ch.7

No Name

- N/A

It has a name, but no man knows it.  It has many epithets:

Faithful and True
The Word of God
King of Kings
Lord of Lords

His vesture is dipped in blood (meaning that the beast is red).
He rides a white horse (signifying nobility).
Out of his eyes comes fire (meaning it will get really, really hot; there will be solar flares and coronal mass ejections).
A sword comes out of his mouth (meaning many will perish, including the beast and the false prophet).
He who has no name is symbolic of the red sun, a binary star in our solar system, which causes destruction on Earth each time it reaches perihelion.

 

Revelation 19

Learn more about he who has no name.

The Ophanim
Wheels
or
Whirlwind
The wheels are described as a "wheel" or "whirlwind" with a living being inside each wheel Symbolic?  I don't know.  I'm leaning towards Ezekiel saw mini UFO shuttle craft with aliens inside.

(I've seen one up close).

Ezekiel 1,3,10

Strong's

Wikipedia

 

Rahab "Storming" Rahab is just another word for Leviathan.

See Leviathan.

Rahab is a dragon, which symbolizes water and the water cycle. Mentioned 10 times in the Bible.

Etymology

 

Name
& Pic
Meaning
Etymology
Description
of the beast
Symbolism
of the beast
Sources
The Reaper
- N/A The Bible doesn't actually call this individual the reaper.  But, he did have a sickle, and he was told to reap.

And, it appears that the whole earth was reaped....   twice!

Then the grapes of the vine were cast into the winepress, and blood came out.

The reaping (harvesting) of the earth signifies the collecting of the souls of those who die.

There actually 2 harvests implying that there will be 2 huge events that will cause mass death.

The winepress is a metaphor for bloodshed.

Revelation 14
The
    Red
        Dragon


- N/A ...described as a red dragon with 7 heads, 10 horns and 7 crowns.

(My picture is not exactly accurate).

The red dragon represents the red sun, a second sun in our binary solar system.

The 7 head and 10 horns represent the 10 plagues that the dragon will cause on the woman (which is mother Earth).

The red dragon's enemy is Michael (which is the personification of the sun).

Revelation 12 refers to the first time that the red dragon (AKA red sun) fought with Michael (yellow sun).

Revelation 19 refers to the next time that the red dragon (who has no name and comes riding a white horse) and  tries to destroy Michael (the yellow sun).

There is a prophecy that the red dragon (red sun) comes back one final time, a thousand years after the next time.

Learn more here,

and here.

Michael = sun.
(this may be blocked, because somebody doesn't want you to know the truth).

Satan

 

Adversary
or 
Accuser

Cognate of the Arabic word: shaitan.

Also said to denote remoteness from God.

(See Strong's)

None given in the Bible, except to say that he was an angel.

Professional Remote Viewer Major Ed Dames says that he remote viewed Satan and Satan looked like a crystalline entity.

Satan is either a real entity, or he is figurative.

There are cases that can be made for both.  I say that both are correct.  Satan is a real entity, AND the word "satan" is used figuratively in the Bible, especially when Jesus said to Peter, "Get thee behind me Satan."  Obviously, that was figurative, because Peter was a flesh-and-blood human being, while Satan is not.

Satan is mentioned 57 times in the Bible.

Strong's

We are introduced to Satan in the book of Job (which is recognized as an allegory).  In the book of Job, Satan is portrayed as kind of like an accuser against humanity.

In Matthew 4, Satan is describe as "the tempter".

Satyr


Compare:  Baphomet

 

(1) From the Hebrew word: se'irim, meaning...

He-goats (male goats)

or...

(2) ...the name of a desert monster or demon of Hebrew folklore.

In Leviticus 17:7, the word se'irim is translated as "devil".

None given. According to Strong's Concordance of the Bible, in Hebrew the word is literally he-goats.  However, there is an opposing theory.  According to Online Etymology Dictionary, it is a folklorish hairy monster said to inhabit deserts.

Both are true.

So, no, satyrs don't really exist. The satyrs in the Bible symbolize demons, i.e., demons that look like goats.

Satyr is mentioned twice in the Bible:

Isaiah 13:21

Isaiah 34:14

Strong's

Online Etymology

 

See also
 Leviticus 17:7

Wikipedia

Name
& Pic
Meaning
Etymology
Description
of the beast
Symbolism
of the beast
Sources

Seraphim

Fiery Ones Angels with six wings, which are very bright, as if they are on fire. The six wings means that they are a higher rank than the Cherubim.

The fact that they are fiery means that they are filled with light, might even be made out of light; (light beings).

They are the closest angels to God.

Seraphim are mentioned twice in Isaiah.

Isaiah 6:2,6

The Serpent
- N/A A serpent that can talk. There are different schools of thought.

Some say it represents Satan.

Some say it represents the Reptilians.

Some say it represents the Watchers.

Genesis 3

Book of Enoch 6-7

The Sphinx
-N/A Body of a lion,
Wings of an eagle.

 

Also had head of a man and legs of an ox.

Symbol of the Medes, and more specifically of Darius the Great.

I believe it also symbolized the four corners of the Mazzaroth (or the universe).

Daniel 7

 

See also Mazzaroth above.

Unicorns ?

- wild ox None given. NOT SYMBOLIC!

If you read the context, you can tell that it is referring to a real animal.

At first, I thought that unicorn meant the single-horned rhinoceros. But, now, I'm not sure.

It appears to be a mistranslation of the Bible, and is actually a wild ox.

Unicorns are mentioned 9 times in the Bible.

Strong's

Wikipedia

Online Etymology

 

Name
& Pic
Meaning
Etymology
Description
of the beast
Symbolism
of the beast
Sources
Vampires ?

- N/A None given  NOT SYMBOLIC!

If you define a vampire as a person who eats blood, then yes, the Bible talks about vampires (as in people who eat blood); but they are not called vampires.

The Bible condemns the eating of blood at least 30 times.  It wouldn't have condemned it if it didn't happen.
Watchers

- sons of the elohim (gods) No one knows what they looked like.  No description was ever given, probably because of the of the second commandment which states that there shall be no images made of the Hebrew gods.

One must ask one's self, what is the purpose of the second commandment.

Are they called "Watchers" because of their super big eyes?

The word "elohim" is the plural of the word "eloah", which means god.  If you do your research, you will find that the same word that applies to the Hebrew God(s) also applies to the pagan gods (or gods of the Gentiles), namely "elohim".

The gods of the pagans were originally personification of natural phenomena.  I do not doubt that those personifications became very literal to the people over time.

However, the Hebrew gods were corporeal beings, with whom the Hebrews interacted.  The watchers were gods (sons of gods) that physically mated with human beings in Genesis 6.

Genesis 6

Enoch 6-7

Strong's

Etymology

 

Werewolves ?

N/A This myth allegedly comes from the Book of Daniel and refers to the King of Babylon, King Nebuchadnezzar, who was cursed by God to become a beast.  Here is the description:

"...and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles' feathers, and his nails like birds' claws."

That's hardly the description of a werewolf.
NOT SYMBOLIC!

This really happened, and it is true that his appearance changed and that he lived like a beast, but werewolves do not eat grass, so I'm going to say...

Myth
Busted!

Book of Daniel

Explanation of the Myth

Witches


The Witch of Endor
(See I Samuel 28)

 

N/A Described as a woman with a familiar spirit in 1 Samuel.

These days, generally channelers and mediums will align themselves with a particular spirit in order to perform their work.

Some magicians do likewise.  Just type "demon magic" on YouTube and you'll see tons of videos of magicians doing magic that is not a trick.  It defies the laws of physics.

It would appear that working with "familiar spirits" is a very old profession.

NOT SYMBOLIC.

The Bible is replete with witches, sorcerers, magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, and soothsayers; those that communicate with familiar spirits, and wizards.

The Bible speaks ill of such, saying that such things are of the devil (or devils). There was a time when I disagreed, but now, I agree.  It is done by the power of the devils.

If you feel that you are being bothered by a devil or a demon, please see my exorcism page.

IN THE BIBLE...
Word Times of
Mention
astrologer 9
familiar
spirit
16
magician 16
possessed with devils 15
soothsayer 7
sorcerer 8
sorcery 1
witch 2
witchcraft 8
wizard 11

Note:  Astrology is not necessarily bad.  It is a tool, and in the wrong hands, can be bad.

 

 

 


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