This Arabian creature is a type of Behemoth, and so large that no mortal can conceive of its true size. It looks like a gigantic, shining fish with the head of a hippo or elephant. He carries on his back the bull on whose forehead or back sits the vessel carrying the entire world.

Pantheon: Islamic


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  • Rose, Carol. Giants, Monsters & Dragons: An Encyclopedia of Folklore, Legend, and Myth. W. W. Norton & Company: New York, 2000.

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