Lôtān, Litan or Litānu was a sea monster in Canaanite mythology, similar to the  Leviathan in Hebrew mythology. Lotan seems to have been prefigured by Têmtum, the  serpent killed by the benevolent storm god Hadad in Syrian seals of the 18th -16th  century BC. In the Baal Cycle discovered in the ruins of Ugarit, Lotan is a servant of  the sea god Yammu and is defeated by the benevolent storm god Baʿal, possibly with  the help or by the hand of his sister ʿAnat. Lotan or Litanu was his proper name. The  account has gaps, making it unclear whether some phrases describe him or other  monsters at Yammu's disposal. Most scholars agree on describing him as "the fugitive  serpent" but he may or may not be "the wriggling serpent" or the mighty one with  seven heads. The Baal Cycle's description of Lotan is directly paralleled by a passage  in the later Apocalypse of Isaiah, in which Yahweh fights Leviathan. 
Lotan / video / color / hdv / 15:43 min / 2016