In this video, I will discuss the biblical sea monster named Leviathan. The Leviathan is often claimed by creationists to be a description of a dinosaur or prehistoric extinct reptile… however Leviathan’s true nature is far more fascinating, giving insight into the mysterious extinct religion and mythology of the Proto-Indo Europeans and the connections between cultures throughout the ancient world.

Proto-Indo European Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErXa5PyHj4I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAelIs0pNUY
Overly Sarcastic Dionysus Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5brAr51ip_k

Rodrigo Vega’s work:
https://rodrigo-vega.deviantart.com/
CM Kosemen’s work:
http://cmkosemen.com/about

Background Music by Kevin Macleod

Sources:
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible by Karel van der Toorn and Pieter Willem van der Horst
(http://www.friendsofsabbath.org/Further_Research/e-books/Dictionary-of-Deities-and-Demons-in-the-Bible.pdf)

Yahweh and the gods and goddesses of Canaan by John Day

God’s conflict with the dragon and the sea by John Day

From Creation to Babel: Studies in Genesis 1-11 by John Day

Indo-European Poetry and Myth by Martin Litchfield West

The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Volume 4 By Geoffrey W. Bromiley

The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to Hebrew Scriptures by Michael D. Coogan

Creation And Chaos in the Primeval Era And the Eschaton
Book by Hermann Gunkel

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25 COMMENTS

  1. *My bad at 1:18 the hebrew characters for Leviathan are backwards, I think it was a transfer problem so sorry

    Edit:
    Also sorry for not listing all these sources in the video here's some of my sources so go check 'em out:
    Sources:
    Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible by Karel van der Toorn and Pieter Willem van der Horst
    (http://www.friendsofsabbath.org/Further_Research/e-books/Dictionary-of-Deities-and-Demons-in-the-Bible.pdf)

    Yahweh and the gods and goddesses of Canaan by John Day

    God's conflict with the dragon and the sea by John Day

    From Creation to Babel: Studies in Genesis 1-11 by John Day

    Indo-European Poetry and Myth by Martin Litchfield West

    The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Volume 4 By Geoffrey W. Bromiley

    The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to Hebrew Scriptures by Michael D. Coogan

    Creation And Chaos in the Primeval Era And the Eschaton
    Book by Hermann Gunkel

  2. I might be late with this request, but I think it would be really cool if you made a video about the possible origins or exploring the correlations between giant serpents across multiple ancient cultures like Jormungandr, the Rainbow Serpent, Leviathan, Quetzalcoatl, giant serpents in Native American folklore, etc. I’ve always been fascinated that so many ancient and even current cultures have that similarity between them.

  3. Is it possible that Leviathan and the larger Chaoskampf motif are a discription through symbolism of an impactor and it’s effects on the earth that ancient people witnessed and were effected by? Interpreting it probably the best way they knew how.

  4. The views that the bible's version of events is always the later and thus adopted/revised versions kind of ignore the Tower of Babel. Events, characters and memories of them got split and multiplied there n then creating cultural, linguistic and religious variation. I think this is largly where a lot of comparative mythology comes from. Biblical events coukd also be giving a cleaner, clarified version rather than a revision although that's for you to all argue out.

  5. My fascination with "mythology" is how we as modern humans claim that it is a myth … when almost everyone in ancient past has multiple stories that are similar. So in our arrogance that we are somehow more intelligent we claim these stories are myths.. yet who is to say they are not true 🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️..

  6. 8:50 (and through many other references as clues from this video) I think there is a third option of having that much cultures involved to this serpent vs godlike myth, is that it is a common thing in the World that happens pretty often to godlike beings or possibly even people who witness it and write it down always as it happens. And they also say it will happen again, because they know, that its a frequent thing, or it is basicaly looks logical to these witnessing people, that it will happen again.
    Something else:
    So Yahweh started to bomb Jób with this information about the Leviathan. I dont think that it was only a strength demonstartion after all, i think that Yahweh wanted to know, if Jób was the one who will battle the snake, because Jób questioned Yahweh. I think Yahweh wanted to help him, or anyone reading this, by telling us the snakes abilities. For example: I dont think Yahweh could subdue it, as he says, ,,Any hope of subduing it is false"- because if Jób was the godlike guy, and tried to fight the serpent, Jób shouldnt ever try to subdue it by any meaning and ,,kill" it (or just win against it, since it seems like the serpent comes back over and over again) via ,,subduation", because that wont work.

  7. That's funny. Ancient West African religions seem to have a totally different view of snakes. I'm not aware of any traditions among them involving a world serpent, but snakes do play very central roles in their mythologies as friendly advisers to protagonists more often than not.

  8. Job is proof that God is a dick:

    Hasatan: Job only loves you because you're nice to him.
    God: Awww yeah? See him with dead family and herpes in a literal shit pile! Behold!
    Job: God I want to love you but you're being a dick!
    God: Quiet fool! You're gonna blow my bet!

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