The Leviathan is the gatekeeper of Irkalla.
The Leviathan takes anyone that touches a sacred plot in a Fae burial ground down to Irkalla, the underworld and a realm that no one ever leaves.
The Leviathan will consider someone's request in exchange for a riddle. When she failed to correctly answer Bo's riddle, she returned Bo back to the Fae graveyard.
Its species is not known.
- LEVIATHAN: "I am black as night and as bright as day, as cold as March and as warm as May. What am I?" – riddle for Bo
- BO: "She's brilliant. He's strong. Her life is little. His life is long. Both loves are pure. Both loves are true. If you were I, who would you choose?" – riddle for The Leviathan
- LEVIATHAN: The man! He will live longer. No, wait. The woman. Yes, you love her. You wear her humanity like a shield. No, um, wait ... the man. Yes, you crave strength. The man. I answer the man. (Bo shakes her head "no".) Was it the woman? I must know.
BO: Hey, I was kind of hoping that you could tell me 'cause as far as I know there is no answer. – (about Bo's riddle)
- LEVIATHAN: "I will see you again, soon enough. Someone you love very much will soon be dead." – to Bo
- In Jewish mythology, Leviathan is a primordial sea serpent. Its source is in prebiblical Mesopotamian myth, especially that of the sea monster in the Ugaritic myth of Baal.
- In Babylonian mythology, Irkalla is the underworld from which there is no return. It is ruled by the goddess Ereshkigal and her consort, the death god Nergal. Irkalla had no punishment or reward, being seen as a more dreary version of life above. As the subterranean destination for all who die, Irkalla is similar to Sheol of the Hebrew Bible or Hades of classic Greek mythology.
- The underworld or netherworld is thought to be deep underground or beneath the surface of the world in most religions and mythologies. Typically it is a place where the souls of the departed go, an afterlife or a realm of the dead.
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