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Re: ancient giant frog Beelsebufo ampinga
Adrienne Mayor writes:
New York Times, February 19, 2008
Paleontologists Reconstruct a Monster Frog
By KENNETH CHANG
... 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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