The term "fiery flying serpent" is an English translation of the Hebrew
words שרף מעופף, shārāp (a "fiery serpent") me‘ōpêp ("flying").
majestic beings with 6 wings, human hands or voices in attendance
21 So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that
moves, of every kind, with which the waters swarm, and every winged bird
of every kind. And God saw that it was good.
26 Then God said, “Let us (Creator+Seraph/Naga) make humankind[c] in our
image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the
fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and
over all the wild animals of the earth,[d] and over every creeping
thing that creeps upon the earth.” (but not sea monsters)
tannin: serpent, dragon, sea monster
Original Word: תַּנִּין
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (tan-neen')
Definition: serpent, dragon, sea monster
In India, nagas are considered nature spirits and the protectors of
springs, wells and rivers. They bring rain, and thus fertility, but are
also thought to bring disasters such as floods and drought.
Most Kaliyatran (Harathi people) believe that the superior God directs
the actions of the nagas.
In this tradition, nagas are snakes that may take human form, and tend
to be very curious. Accordingly, nāgas are only malevolent to humans
when they have been mistreated, since they are susceptible to mankind's
disrespectful actions in relation to the environment. They are also
associated with waters—rivers, lakes, seas, and wells—and are generally
regarded as guardians of treasureIt is also commonly believed that some
nagas, those most interested in human affairs, live in underground
cities, are capable of speech and can use their heavenly powers to
control weather and assume humanoid form at will.
Negus is a noun derived from the Eritrean and northern ethiopia Semitic
root ngś, meaning "to reign". The title has subsequently been used to
translate the words "king" or "emperor" in Biblical and other
In the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers:
Barnabas, Simeon called Niger
The name "Gigantes" is usually taken to imply "earth-born", and
Hesiod's Theogony makes this explicit by having the Giants be the
offspring of Gaia (Earth). According to Hesiod, Gaia, mating with
Uranus, bore many children: the first generation of Titans The 6th–5th
century BC lyric poet Bacchylides calls the Giants "sons of the
Earth". Later the term "gegeneis" ("earthborn") became a common
epithet of the Giants. The first century Latin writer Hyginus has
the Giants being the offspring of Gaia and Tartarus, another primordial
Over time, descriptions of the Giants make them less human, more
monstrous and more "gigantic". According to Apollodorus the Giants had
great size and strength, a frightening appearance, with long hair and
beards and scaly feet. Ovid makes them "serpent-footed" with a
"hundred arms", and Nonnus has them "serpent-haired".
A granite nagaraja guardstone from Sri Lanka