Bahamut or Bahamot ( ; Bahamūt) is a vast fish that supports the earth in Arabian mythology. In some sources, Bahamut is described as having a head resembling a hippopotamus or elephant.
In the Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) role-playing game, Bahamut ( or ) is a powerful draconic deity, who has the same name as Bahamut from Arabic mythology.
Introduced in the 1st Edition of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (AD&D) and continuing into 2004's release of Complete Divine, Bahamut, the Platinum Dragon, is the King of the Good Dragons. He is a deity of good dragonkind (usually but not exclusively referring to metallic dragons) and a member of the default pantheon of D&D gods. His counterpart in Dragonlance is Paladine (though many regard the two as separate beings). Bahamut is a child of the dragon god Io. He is also referred to as the God of Dragons or the Lord of the North Wind.
In many campaign settings, the draconic pantheon of gods consists of the leader Io, and his children Aasterinian, Bahamut, Chronepsis, Faluzure, and Tiamat. Other draconic gods may be present in different campaign settings. For example, the Forgotten Realms draconic pantheon also includes Astilabor, Garyx, Hlal, Lendys, and Tamara (among others); these five deities have expanded their influence to become venerated in many other campaign settings as well.
Bahamut is a giant fish from Arabian mythology.
Bahamut may also refer to:
- Bahamut (Dungeons & Dragons), a dragon deity in Dungeons & Dragons
- Bahamut (Final Fantasy), a character from the Final Fantasy video game series
- Bahamut (band), a heavy metal band from Detroit, Michigan
- Bahamut (album), an album by Hazmat Modine, or its title track
- Bahamut, a boss enemy in La-Mulana
- Rage of Bahamut, card battle game
- Rage of Bahamut: Genesis, anime, based on the card battle game
- Rage of Bahamut: Manaria Friends, anime TV series, based on the card battle game
Bahamut is the debut album by American blues/ folk/ world music/ jazz band Hazmat Modine. The album was released on August 26, 2006 by Barbès Records. Most tracks were composed by lead singer Wade Schuman; the album also includes arrangements of traditional songs. Tuvan folk band Huun-Huur-Tu feature on three tracks with their characteristic throat singing.