If you don't spend much time perusing the New & Old Testaments, you might be shocked by the number of biblical monsters haunting those double-columned pages. Regardless of whether monsters found in the Bible ever actually existed, they offer a compelling insight into the fears and superstitions of those who lived in biblical times. What's more, many of these Bible monsters are impacting nightmares and entertainment 20 centuries later. For example, it's likely HP Lovecraft was inspired by the biblical Leviathan in his weird fiction, and millions of people cheer weekly for Daenerys Targaryen's dragons in Game of Thrones (to make no mention of blackened death metal favorites Behemoth).
Just as some mythic creatures may have existed in real life, mythical creatures in the Bible often resemble hybrids of other creatures or real animals. Taken all together, the monsters form something of a literary version of the monster warehouse in Cabin in the Woods. It's possible the Bible contains the scariest monster stories of all time.