Creatures from the Bible
Which creatures do we now use angels to represent?
- Angels as we know now (blonde, beautiful women with wings) never actually appeared in The Bible. Ophanim, originally described in Ezekiel 1:15-21, are flaming gyroscopes covered in eyes. We adapted Ophanim to angels because they're easier to paint.
What "Beast of the Land" is a giant, powerful creature that only God can control?
- There aren't very many descriptors of the Behemoth, but we do know that his "force is in the naval of his belly." It is said that this massive creature can drink an entire river.
What massive creature can breathe fire, has impenetrable skin, and lives in water?
- The Leviathan is also written about in the Behemoth passage; however, his appearance is clearly written out. The Leviathan's domain is water, and this massive creature is said to have tough skin and breathe fire. Its name is often paired with the unknown.
Which creature did Satan once take the form of?
- Mentioned 34 times in The King James Bible, dragons are often used as allusions. These creatures infested various palaces. In Revelations, Satan takes on the form of a giant, red dragon.
What creature is a smaller dragon with a rooster's head?
- The cockatrice shows up three times in the Book of Isaiah. The cockatrice is essentially a mini-dragon (winged, two-legged serpent) with a rooster head.
What creature now associated with magic and rainbows was in The Bible?
- Mentioned 9 separate times, unicorns are used as a reference for simile in The Bible. It isn't until Chapter 34 in the Book of Isaiah that unicorns are talked about as real creatures.
Which mythical creature has four faces with a set of four wings each?
- Cherubim, as described in Ezekiel, have four faces: a human, an ox, a fox, and an eagle. Each face has its own set of 4 wings and legs capped with bronze bull hooves. Cherubim are given heavenly duties, which includes guarding the Gates of Heaven.
What creature is the product of humans and fallen angels?
- Marrying human brides, fallen angels' offspring are known as Nephilim. Nephilim are described as a race of violent giants.
How many heads does the First Beast of Revelation have?
- The First Beast of Revelation is described in Revelation 13:1. It has seven heads, "the name of blasephemy" written across each. Each head also has ten horns that have crowns on top of them. This beast also has the feet of a bear and mouth of a lion.
What creature does the Second Beast of Revelation have the voice of?
- The Second Beast of Revelation, introduced shortly after the first, is said to have the voice of a dragon. The Second beast is also said to have the horns of a lamb.