Fire breathing crocodiles and dinosaurs!
- whats not serious about fire breathing dinos ? the mechanism is explained in a youtube vid. Before the Flud the earth had a very oxygen rich atmosphere, so dinos breathed slowly and had tiny nostrils. Then after the Flud the oxygen level went down , so dinos breathed faster and through their mouths. If a Dino breathed through its nose , the intense pressure and friction of that air caused heating and would ignite the creatures nose (or perhaps the mucus) It was not explained how often this trick could be done. :) srsly (sorry no link) Hamster (talk) 23:17, 31 January 2011 (UTC)
- Late to the party might as well be my middle name. We have no eyewitness accounts of fire-breathing reptiles, dinosaurs or worms. One possibility, pertinent to the worm branches of the myth, is that these mostly aquatic creatures exuded a caustic slime which left vegetation with a scorched appearance. On a smaller scale, some modern centipedes leave irritating secretions in their trail, which can cause mild dermatitis in humans. See Stephen D. Thomas, The Last Navigator, for an account of such an encounter in the course of an overnight fishing trip to an uninhabited Micronesian atoll. Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 01:15, 25 October 2012 (UTC)
Leviathan = submarine volcano
Hello. I would like to put to you a totally new possibility for the origins of the Leviathan. It did not go down well at Wiki but as this is 'rational' Wiki then I am more hopeful of a receptive audience. It seems the experts in the field also do not want to show any support for it but then their reputations are at stake and the repercussions of its accuracy are too hot to handle for them. It certainly makes sense to me. Ok, here goes. Firstly, it's important to bare in mind what a myth is. A myth is actually not a myth at all. Myths usually started out as stories told to relay experiences to future generations to act as warnings or to preserve information. The only reason why they are called myths nowadays is due to us not having the faintest idea what the subject was meant to be. We don't get it therefore we assume no-one ever got it. Well, I believe that is not the case with the leviathan or many other 'mythical' monsters. The origins were very real, although the ancients mistook them for something else.
The Leviathan, I believe, was a zoomorphised (inanimate object given animal characteristics) submarine volcanic eruption. You can read all about my theory by looking up 'what is a leviathan oh my volcano'. I can't say it all here but the holy land....Israel, Egypt, Saudi, Syria, Jordan, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, etc....all very volcanic. The Sinai Peninsular is shaped like an upside down triangle because on either side is a continent pulling away from it leaving rifts....and that is where the volcanic activity is focused.....and where the dreaded Leviathans roam!
- I think that you have finally come up with the right explanation and I look forward to hearing more of your ideas. Volcanoes produce fire. Leviathan must have produced fire. There are volcanoes somewhere. Therefore Leviathan was a volcano. I'm surprised that nobody has seen this before!--Weirdstuff (talk) 08:11, 25 October 2012 (UTC)
I'm delighted to see you are looking into the theory more thoroughly because a cursory glance will result in nothing other than sneering mockery. Googling 'oh my volcano leviathan' will avoid rash and regretable judgements. (Oh My Volcano (talk) 13:10, 25 October 2012 (UTC))
Could Leviathan have originated in the occasional giant squid found and 'evolving through retellings of the encounter'? (Possibly breeding with a similar story involving dinosaur remains.) Anna Livia (talk) 15:00, 20 July 2018 (UTC)