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Bahamut by GENZOMAN Bahamut by GENZOMAN
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Bahamut (Arabic: بهموت‎ Bahamūt) is a vast fish that supports the earth in Arabian mythology. In some sources, Bahamut is described as having a head resembling a hippopotamus or elephant.

In Jorge Luis Borges' Book of Imaginary Beings, Bahamut is a beast of Arabic mythology "altered and magnified" from Behemoth. In Arabic myth, Bahamut is a giant fish, described as so immense that a human cannot bear its sight; "all the seas of the world, placed in one of the fish's nostrils, would be like a mustard seed laid in the desert". According to Borges, Bahamut is the giant creature that Isa beholds in the 496th night of the One Thousand and One Nights.

Borges cites one Muslim tradition that describes Bahamut as a fish floating in a fathomless sea. On the fish is a bull called Kujata, on the bull, a ruby mountain; on the mountain, an angel; over the angel, six hells; over the hells, earth; and over the earth, seven heavens. Another tradition places the Earth's foundation on water, the water on a crag, the crag on a bull's forehead, the bull on a bed of sand, the sand on Bahamut, Bahamut on a stifling wind, and the wind on a mist; what is beneath the mist is unknown. In a similar telling of the hierarchy, Bahamut supports a layer of sand, on which stands a giant bull, on whose forehead rests a mountain of rock which holds the waters in which the earth is located. In popular culture and modern depictions, Bahamut appears more related to dragons, specially on Dungeons and dragons and Final fantasy series.

well im a big fan of FF, this one is :P a mixture btween ffVI ffVII and FFIX... and yes have a little touch of diablos GF, is still along Shiva, my favorite Summon/GF/aeon/esper/etc :D

photshop cs/intuos/5 hours... music:Clash on the Big Bridge of FF V the black mages version... nobuo uematsu is a genious :D

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TheValefor Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
An excellent work indeed, no one objects that.

But honestly, I dont really feel he is Bahamut, just to me nothing negative intended ^^. Some dragons I have saw over the years are TRULY worthy of the name "Bahamut", and those are the ones of FFVII (especialy Crisis Core, Fury and Zero) FFXIII, FFX, and the ones of Type-0. Those are really Bahamuts and it would be awesome if you ever draw a Bahamut with those ones charateristics ^^
tomeojr Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Will you be drawing Behemoth, Leviathan, and Ziz?
TheCoreOfAllEmotion Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Bahamut! That's my Dragon God!
Kleigen Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Tantas fuentes ha tenido Bahamut en cuanto a mitologías, que la más cercana es la de ser un pez gigante navegando por el universo. Por lo que leí, por ahí su cercanía con parecer un dragón en las entregas de FF es por su relación con la oscuridad, la cual es simbología de los dragones. Excelente ilustración, como siempre, Genzo.
dreamingshadow18 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just lovely.
AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah i can see the influence of VII and IX in this piece. and very nice i'm really impressed with how detailed this came out ;)
vevans0009 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Always liked this dragon from the FF games!
SonofSpardaDante Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I finally found where this photo i came across :D Just love it ♥ A powerful aura emits from it also :D
ShinjitsuVeritas Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
This is one hell of a Bahamut picture :)
mpmp15 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Muito legal mesmo!!!!
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