Scales with the power of water.
Final Fantasy VII description
Leviathan Scales (水神様のうろこ, Mizugami-sama no Uroko?) are a key item in Final Fantasy VII, located in the Junon Underwater Reactor, in the chest on the far left in front of the user-controlled submarine. The scales are referred to as Scale of the Sea God when used in the Da Chao cave.
The item is used in the cave on the Da-chao Statue in Wutai. If the player climbs Da Chao and enters the cave, the scales react to the flames that block the path, dousing them. This unblocks the path to the Steal as well Materia, as well as a weapon for Yuffie, Oritsuru. If the Leviathan Scales are missed, they can never be obtained again.
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Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[edit | edit source]
He who slayed the water god was hailed through the ages.
Dissidia Final Fantasy description
Leviathan Scales is a trade accessory.
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Etymology[edit | edit source]
Leviathan (Biblical Hebrew לִוְיָתָן or לווייתן Liwyāthān) is a violent sea creature referred to in the Hebrew Bible as well as the Talmud and some other ancient Jewish texts. During the golden age of seafaring, the term Leviathan became synonymous with any large sea creature, sometimes describing whales. Bible scholars interpreted Leviathan to be either a demonic sea creature and an enemy of God.
The Talmud and other ancient Jewish sources refer to Leviathan more specifically as a sea serpent, sometimes with multiple heads capable of breathing fire, that was made on the fifth day of Creation. It is said that during the end of days, God will make tents, or sukkah, out of the skin of Leviathan for the righteous to live in. Some have speculated that Leviathan was based on a real animal, the most popular theory being the Kronosaurus and the Nile crocodile.
In the Final Fantasy series, Leviathan is sometimes referred to as the King of the Seas. Its incarnation in the series appears to derive from the legends of the Shinto god Ryūjin or Owatatsumi, said to be the dragon god that reigns over the seas. It also resembles the Chinese dragon, mystical beings seen as the rulers of moving bodies of water, and the Dragon God as the dispenser of rain.