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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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Suiyin02 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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monsterlord-18 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015
*mouth drops from the pure epicness this is*
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Honeclaws Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
Ditto
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LordRudson Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
Amazing picture!
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TheAthkore Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
ITS A FISH?!?!?!
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Honeclaws Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
Yes. Read stuff on the bible and you will find alot of things.
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BlazingDragonLord Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Great job, this is awesome!
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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 ^^
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tomeojr Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Will you be drawing Behemoth, Leviathan, and Ziz?
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TheCoreOfAllEmotion Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Bahamut! That's my Dragon God!
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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.
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dreamingshadow18 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just lovely.
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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 ;)
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vevans0009 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Always liked this dragon from the FF games!
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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
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ShinjitsuVeritas Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
This is one hell of a Bahamut picture :)
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mpmp15 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Muito legal mesmo!!!!
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MADARTISTJOC Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
cool critter!
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jbconcepts87 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Big fan of Final fantasy too. Bahamut is epic!
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rosey996 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student General Artist
EPIC!
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ZarthialDragon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Woooah! The King of Dragons!!
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DragonPirateXIII Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Wow. After reading the info on Bahamut in the description..... that's a fucking big fish.
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yyang86 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
This rendering of Bahamut is incredible, especially since I am a big fan of Final Fantasy myself! Very nostalgic. I happen to love Shiva too (FF8 or 10) so it would be pretty cool if you suddenly decided to create her or even better, all of the Final Fantasy guardian forces :D
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Xrfreedom13 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Rise my beast
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VoidForce Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Looks great, hope to see more like it.
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gonzalossj3 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow una de mis cartas mas poderosas que tengo de mi mazo dragon de MyL que vuelva MyL
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Yerac Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Writer
Hah! I remember arguing with my friend over how to pronounce his name. Great pic!
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powerofmu Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Cool
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phoenixdragongod Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
win
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ArachAiden Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
{Nice}
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aceofaces1980 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Ya SERIOUSLY need to do something about this bahamut picture!! His head looks like it was run over by a Mck Truck!!
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Pinturo Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I call down the Lord of Dragons! He shall smite thee with his mighty Mega Flare! Come forth.....BAHAMUT!
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KmzCloud Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
OHLORD!AWEASOME! simply amazing, man.
Congratz!
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ZipMckinley Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Epic Bahamut! Had to fave it, couldn't resist!
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MythicalWolfAngel Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME SIMPLY AMAZING THAT'S SO COOL AWESOME WORK ^w^
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nzdelta4 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Radical!!
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EmiyaForjadeHierro Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Gran dibujo, FFFE (Final Fantasy For Ever).
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Pandora-Valshe Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student General Artist
wow!!
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Mistikfantasy Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i like it!
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FantasyQueen1408 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Awesome!!!!!!!!!
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nzdelta4 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
AWESOME SAUCE!!!
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dragonaire007 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
COOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLL!
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BassOvercast Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
FINAL FANTASY! WHOOOOOO!
Awesome picture. :D
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wolfsquare Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you know you've played final fantasy a little too much when you look at this and instantly recognize it as bahamut without even seeing the title..
love.
and love that you did your research. mythology is all just so interesting!
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JazzsLyric Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Beyond Epic
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xiolin26 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
omg love!
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Rogue343 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Really cool!
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koudamainframe Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, vicious-looking Bahamut. Nice job.
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Yumezaka Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
COOL!!
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Fragesed Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
cool
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