Common Name: Behemoth
Behemoth was a large monster, described in the Bible as extremely powerful and well-muscled, and only able to be defeated by God, its creator.
Some have tried to liken Behemoth to an existing creature, such as a hippopotamus, elephant, or buffalo. Others have speculated that it may be a reference to an extinct creature such as a sauropod dinosaur. However, it is likely intended to be a mythical beast.
Behemoth was said to be born at the creation of the universe. The name means “great beast” in Hebrew.
According to the Book of Job in the Bible, Behemoth is a plant-eater that eats grass like a cow.
Behemoth is a male land creature, and is often paired with Leviathan, another biblical monster who is female and hails from the sea.
In modern times, Behemoth has become a name used to describe any kind of immense and strong creature.