The term “Behemoth” is derived from the Bible and comes from the Book of Job. It refers to a great beast that lay under the feet and power of God and was used as an example of the force and power of the God of the period in controlling the beasts of the earth and sea. Leviathon is said to be the mortal enemy of Behemoth, and the two would battle at the end of days, yet God would rise up and destroy both.
In the Phantammeron, I have been very interested in the power of these primitive references in the ancient literature to instill fear and wonder in the reader. In the world of ancient Adda of the Phantammeron, Behemoth is a vague reference to the power of a servant of the Serpent of Eternal Chaos and Shadow, Ramaratha. He released the Behemoth as a means to enforce his power over the waring forces of the earth and sea and destroy those that were left. Behemoth factors in as a massive titan of evil, set to pervert the forces of good, by taking from the battlefield and the hands of his fallen enemies, a massive sword – Ginnikar – and using it against them. Ginnikar was forged by Govannon the Dwarf as a weapon of vengeance. Forged from the wild white flame of Monadas, the sword carried forth both his love for Fey-Ama and his vengeance upon those who had taken her life. The story is a small twisted plot Ive developed, but ends with the sword falling into the hands of the Behemoth, who then uses it to destroy the world. It is the destiny of Fey-Hannon to eventually slay the beast. The regenerating sword is then lost for all time in the underworld of Adda. But it served its purpose, drawing the blood of the Fey and Children of Shining, as well as seeking vengeance under the design of Govan against the Giants. Yet, in the bigger scheme of things, it was but a tool to help fulfill the will of the Shadow Serpent, Ramaratha, and ultimately further the curse of the Argal-Pyr upon all the creatures of the world, until the day it would either be destroyed or returned to the Pool of Eternity.