Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online

Get access

Dragon Δράκων
(1,895 words)

I. Name

Drakōn is the Greek word (Latin draco) which is used in LXX (33 occurrences), NT and Pseudepigrapha for a large monster which often appears as opponent of God or his people. It is often related to the sea and can be identified or associated with a snake (Serpent). In the NT the word only appears in Revelation (13 occurrences).

II. Identity

In ancient mythology the dragon could be depicted as a real animal like a snake or crocodile or as a large imaginary monster living in the …

Cite this page
J. W. van Henten, “Dragon Δράκων”, in: Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online, Edited by: Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter W. van der Horst. Consulted online on 21 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Dragon>



▲   Back to top   ▲