Storm gods and Serpents
This article is a preliminary study into storm gods and serpents nemesis across cultures. So many cultures had a storm god as their main god, all of them battled a serpent.
Jaweh battled a snake, Tiamat.
Ba`al and Yam (Caanite)
Krishna overcomes Kaliya (indian)
Indra vs Vitra (Indian)
Vishnu vs Ananta-Shesha (indian)
Tarhunt and the dragon Illuyanka (hittite)
Apep vs Ra (Egypt)
Atum and the snake Apophis
Set speared Apep
Horus (hero) vs sobek (Egypt) (Horus under the form of a horseman piercing a crocodile with his spear, louvre museum)
Zeus vs Typhon (Greek)
Thor vs Jörmungandr’s (Nors)
Marduk or Bel vs Tiamat (Sumerian)
Hadad vs Têmtum (Mesopotamia)
Baʿal vs Lôtān (Canaanite /Syrian) or Tannin (Tannin is sometimes associated with Tiamat and, in modern Hebrew, the name tannin means CROCODILE) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tannin_(monster)
Melqart (milqartu, tutelary god of city of phoenician city of Tyre)
Teshub (hittite) vs Illuyanka/Heddamu (Hurian)
Taranis (Celtic) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taranis
- Tarḫunna + Tarḫun – Luwians: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luwians
- Perun vs Veles (slavic)
- Perkūnas Baltic Latvian Lithuanian and Latvian mythology
- Taranis – Celtic https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taranis
- Tarchon Not related but interesting for 12 cities.
- Hheroic Akkadian deity Ninurta, (iraq) killing numerous snakes.
- Bashmu (“venomous serpent”), killed by Ninurta
- Mušmaḫḫū (“distinguished serpent”), killed by Ninurta
- Seven-headed serpent, killed by Ninurta
- Ušumgallu (“great serpent”)
Heracles/Hercules vs Hydra
Dionysus identies him with
Ser-Apis (Osiris Apis)
The snake and phallus were symbols of Dionysus in ancient Greece, and of Bacchus in Greece and Rome. He typically wears a panther or leopard skin and carries a Thyrsus – a long stick or wand topped with a pine cone. His iconography sometimes include maenads, who wear wreaths of ivy and serpents around their hair or neck.
St. Michael / George and the Dragon
Jaweh vs Levithian Hebrew)
Hydra vs Hercules (Greek)
Dragon vs St. George (Europe, this particularly in st. mark square, Venice)
Imdugud vs Ninurta (Sumeria)
Balaur vs Făt-Frumos (Romanian)