Bahamut's Lair, also known as Cave of Bahamut, is an optional dungeon in Final Fantasy III on the Floating Continent.

The cave itself is located to the southeast of Vikings' Cove, but the player must cross the mountains to the east of Bahamut's Lair on the Invincible to reach the entrance. The party can fight Bahamut here to obtain him as a summon. The player must first travel through the cave and return to the entrance to fight Bahamut.

Items

Item Location
Earthen Drums First Area
Heavenly Wrath First Area
Phoenix Down First Area
Arctic Wind First Area
Golem Staff Second Area
White Musk Second Area
Bacchus's Cider Second Area
Chocobo's Wrath Second Area
Turtle Shell Second Area
DarkScent (NES Only) Third Area
Eurytos Bow (DS Only) Third Area
Phoenix Down Third Area
Elixir Third Area
Kotetsu Third Area
Bahamut Defeat Bahamut

Enemies

Battle background

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Musical themes

Bahamut's Lair background music is the "Dungeon" theme.

Other appearances

Final Fantasy Record Keeper

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Etymology

Bahamut (Arabic بهموت Bahamūt) originated as an enormous whale in ancient pre-Islamic Arabian mythology. Upon Bahamut's back stands a bull with four thousand eyes, ears, noses, mouths, tongues and feet called Kujuta (also spelled "Kuyutha"). Between each of these is a distance of a 500-year journey. On the back of Kujuta is a mountain of ruby. Atop this mountain is an angel who carries six hells, earth, and seven heavens on its shoulders.

Another version of the Arabic story is that Bahamut is indeed a dragon and he stands on a whale called Liwash.

In modern times, the game Dungeons & Dragons is responsible for re-imagining Bahamut as the king of dragons, a benevolent Platinum Dragon; the opposite of the malevolent Tiamat, the five-headed Chromatic Queen of Dragons.

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