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Re: ancient giant frog Beelsebufo ampinga

Adrienne Mayor writes:

New York Times, February 19, 2008
Paleontologists Reconstruct a Monster Frog

... Beelzebufo ampinga. (Thatâs Latin for âarmored  devil toad.â)

'Armoured Lord of the Flies Toad' might be a more accurate translation.

Even then, the name of Beelzebub is thought to be a deliberate corruption of one of the appellations of Ba'al (a pre-semitic storm/fertility god). The word "Ba'al" literally means 'the lord'. Ba'al-Zebul (Prince Ba'al) became Baal-Zevuv (Lord of Flies). So it could also be interpeted as 'Armoured Prince-Lord of Toads'.


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