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For other uses, see Lotan (disambiguation).

Lotan or Lawtan is the seven-headed sea serpent or dragon of Ugaritic myths. He is either a pet of the god Yamm or an aspect of Yamm himself; the cosmic ocean of myth is often known as a great stream. In the Hebrew/Caananite analogue Lotan is also known as Yam (Sea) and the Leviathan. He represents the mass destruction of floods, oceans, and winter. He lives in a palace in the sea. He fights with Baal Hadad, who scatters him.

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  • Poem of Baal
  • Day, John. 1985. God's Conflict with the Dragon and the Sea. Cambridge, Mass.: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-25600-3.