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  Dagon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dagon was a major northwest Semitic god, the god of grain and agriculture according to the few sources to speak of the matter, worshipped by the early Amorites, by the people of Ebla, by the people of Ugarit and a chief god (perhaps the chief god) of the Biblical Philistines.
Dagon is sometimes identified with Matsya, the fish avatar of Krishna.
In the Tanakh Dagon is particularly the god of the Philistines with temples at Beth-dagon in the tribe of Asher (Joshua 19.27), in Gaza (Judges 16.23, which tells soon after how the temple is destroyed by Samson as his last act).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dagon   (1689 words)

Dagon was the principal deity of the Philistines, whose ancestors migrated to Palestinian shores from Crete.
Dagon was sometimes associated with the half fish female deity Derceto (which may account for the theory of Dagon being portrayed as half fish).
Dagon was indeed crucial to the cosmology of the Philistines and a vital force in their individual lives.
www.pantheon.org /articles/d/dagon2.html   (625 words)

This the Bible also suggests when speaking of the Dagon worshipped in the temple of Azotus (I K., v, 1-7): he had face and hands and a portion of his body resembled that of a fish, in accordance with the most probable interpretation of "the stump of Dagon" (verse 5).
Evang., i, 6) that, according to an old Phœnician legend, Dagon was one of the four sons born of the marriage of Anu, the lord of heaven, with his sister, the earth.
It should, perhaps, be admitted that, along the Mediterranean shore, a twofold conception and representation of Dagon were developed in the course of time as a result of the presumed twofold derivation of the name.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04602c.htm   (782 words)

 dagon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Dagon was a major northwest Semitic god, the god of grain and agriculture according the few sources to speak of the matter, worshipped by the early Amorites, by the people of Elba, by the people of Ugarit and a chief god (perhaps the chief god) of the Biblical Philistines.
His name appears in Hebrew as דגון; (in modern transcription Dagon, Tiberian Hebrew Dāḡôn), in Ugaritic as dgn (probably vocalized as Dagnu), and in Akkadian as Dagana, Daguna usually rendered in English translations as Dagan.
The account in 1 Samuel 5.2–7 relates how the ark of Yahweh is captured by the Philistines and taken to Dagon's temple in Ashdod.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /Dagon.html   (1590 words)

 ARCofDAGON.com - Dagon's Official Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Dagon first gained public awareness with his former controversial band, Society 1 (fronted by Hollywood extremist Matt Zane), in June of 2002 upon the release of a record breaking music/suspension video that successfully drew vast media coverage from all over the world.
Dagon comments, "Rhythm and sound have always intrigued me. Kepler discovered that all things in motion exert pitch; therefore, the universe is in a kind of everlasting harmony.
Dagon appeared for the first time during the year two-thousand and two, which is a supposed derivative of the alliance he made with Society 1.
www.arcofdagon.com   (783 words)

Dagon, the name means "corn", is an ancient Mesopotamian vegetation god, father of Baal in his father's attributes.
Dagon's temples were in Philistine for about 2000 years, although Baal took over in most parts of the Middle East.
Dagon's temple at Ashdod still existed right up until the time of the Hasmoneans [who ruled parts of Palestine in Jesus' days].
www.pantheon.org /articles/d/dagon.html   (141 words)

 Dagon - Wikipedia
Dagon (hebräisch), besser Dagan (semitisch), ist eine phönizische Gottheit.
Bei den Amoritern in Mari wurde er als Wettergott neben Iturmer genannt.
Lovecraft stammenden fiktiven Cthulhu-Mythos ist Dagon das grösste und älteste Exemplar der Wesen aus der Tiefe und damit auch gleichzeitig ihr Anführer.
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dagan   (152 words)

 Dagon Priests
Dagon was represented with the face and hands of a man and the lower half the body as the tail of a fish (1 Samuel 5:3-4).
Dagon's son was Baal the god of harvest.
The many analogies of the fish and the mentions of harvests, wheat and tare, the seeds along with shining sunlight and water flowing to watering it, are all lures to converge the mystery cults in with the new compiled religion.
www.fortunecity.com /greenfield/bp/890/dagon.html   (662 words)

 Vol 8. No. 7, July 2000 - Culture & Arts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Dagon Taya, a tremendously creative writer who continues to compose beautiful poems, short stories, novels and commentaries even now, became the recognized leader of the post-war progressive writers with his magazine Taya, which strove to promote literary realism and "art for people’s sake" under the banner of Sar Pe Thit ("New Literature").
Many Burmese were shocked by this apparent criticism of their revered father of independence, but Dagon Taya, and Aung San himself, merely smiled in response to the storm of controversy that this essay generated when it first appeared in Taya magazine.
Accused of trying to destroy classical literature or of being communist agents, these young poets found their greatest defender in Dagon Taya, who reiterated his position that, while it was good to have knowledge of the classics, it wasn’t strictly necessary as long as the poet’s work served the interests of the people.
www.irrawaddy.org /database/2000/vol8.7/culturearts.htm   (1576 words)

 Wesley's Notes - 1 Samuel 5
By Dagon - By way of reproach, as a spoil and trophy set there to the honour of Dagon, to whom doubtless they ascribed this victory.
only dagon, that is, that part of it from which it was called Dagon, namely the fishy part, for Dag in Hebrew signifies a fish.
Hidden parts - In the inwards of their hinder parts: which is the worst kind of emerods, as all physicians acknowledge, both because its pains are far more sharp than the other; and because the malady is more out of the reach of remedies.
www.godrules.net /library/wesley/wesley1sam5.htm   (280 words)

 Feyworld - Deities - The Deities of Feyworld - Dagon
Betshaba, goddess of water, however is Dagon's most dire enemy, mostly due to her rape by Dagon's hand, which was prevented from coming to completion by Vortumnus, god of chivalry.
Dagon is attended by a host of other demons, most of which are the souls of those who had dedicated themselves to Dagon or his servants in life.
Restrictions/Taboos: The worshippers of Dagon are prohibited from ever willingly entering a temple or consecrated area dedicated to a Ptharosian deity, unless it is for the purposes of desecration of the temple or area.
members.aol.com /noctifer/private/Feyworld/Deities/deities/dagon.html   (1457 words)

Sometimes, the references are to "Father Dagon", and some sources cite Dagon as the father of Baal.
And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the earth before the ark of the Lord.
And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the Lord; and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off upon the threshold; only the stump of Dagon was left to him.
www.dagon.net /dagon.html   (955 words)

 Paradigm City - Robots - Dagon
Dagon's "servants," who dove underwater in diving suits with a monsterlike appearance, activated the Megadeus in search of memories.
Dagon then rose from the sea in a disguise form and headed for the city.
Dagon wandered around the city in this "Bigfoot-like" disguise form upon surfacing.
www.paradigm-city.com /robots/dagon.php   (227 words)

In my opinion, Dagon is a humble salute to Lovecraft, well aware of its limits, that can be thoroughly enjoyable if taken less seriously.
Dagon was decently creepy and succeeded in providing a "Night Of The Living Dead" feeling of inescapable horror, but I found it more interesting than scary.
Making a film about the legend of Dagon was tempting enough for a rental, but the Imboca characters and the stylish world of their terrifying cult really helped this out.
www.low-cost-electronics.com /item/Dagon-B000067J0M.html   (987 words)

 Dagon (Hyborian era, Conan god)
The fish-monster Dagon is an giant amphibious creature composed of tentacles, fins, and fanged mouths connected to an unseen central body.
Due to the close correspondences between Howard and Lovecraft any references to Dagon are undoubtedly meant to dovetail with one another, thus Dagon is actually a pre-human demonic horror born of the outer darkness or the deep sea trenches or both.
The Mesopotamian incarnation of Dagon might not necessarily be a different Dagon but a more human incarnation of him - - or perhaps a parallel of the whole Jesus thing: Dagon the inhuman disembodied horror fathers a more human incarnation of himself upon a human woman and walks the earth as a man/anthropomorphic god.
www.marvunapp.com /Appendix/dagon.htm   (3775 words)

 ALL ABOUT ROMANCE reviews Magical Moments by Donna Fletcher   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Dagon is not looking for love; he believes that if the witch is powerful, they will suit each other fine.
Dagon struggles to accept the fact that his list of requirements in a mate may be significantly lacking in some areas.
Although certainly meant as endearing, I cringed at the moment in the story when Dagon is reflecting upon life with Sarina, and fondly thinks that he will spend the rest of his life rescuing her.
www.likesbooks.com /liz30.html   (552 words)

 Scifilm -- Reviews, DAGON (2001)
Actress Macarena Gomez is hauntingly eerie as Uxia, priestess of Dagon.
DAGON is a more somber movie than the manic EVIL DEAD 2 and trying to turn Marsh into a gung-ho action hero at the end falls flat on its face.
The last 5 minutes throw some shocking revelations at the viewer, but they are so garbled and tossed out in such a hurry that the viewer will probably have to go back and play the scene a couple of times to pick up everything.
www.scifilm.org /reviews3/dagon.html   (1475 words)

"Dagon" is Gordon's best effort in over a decade, but it's such an original film and so unlike the "Re-Animator" style camp Gordon is known and loved for, some fans may be disappointed.
Perhaps that sounds a little snobby, but "Dagon" is a great movie that hearkens back to an era when horror films didn't have martial arts and in-jokes.
But Gordon's film is actually a remarkably terrifying effort that combines some of the best elements from "The Wicker Man," "Island of the Damned," "Texas," "Night of the Living Dead" and, of course, "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (which Gordon helped turn into a remake in the 1990s).
www.esplatter.com /reviewsatog/dagon.htm   (514 words)

sonra gücüne kavuþup dagon tapýnaðýný milletin baþýna yýkar.
dagon, herbert west, arthur jermyn, polaris gibisinden güzel hikayeler barýndýrýr (bunlardan herbert west, ithaki yayýnlarý tarafýndan yayýnlanan cthulhu'nun çaðrýsý adlý koleksiyonda da vardýr hatta bi de
film daha önceden de yazdýðým gibi the shadow over innsmouth'u andýrmakta fakat üzerine birazcýk da dagon baharatýndan serpilmiþ diyebiliriz..
sozluk.sourtimes.org /show.asp?t=dagon   (295 words)

 DAGON in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE (Bible History Online)
When the ark was captured by the Philistines, it was conducted to Ashdod where it was placed in the house of Dagon by the side of the idol.
The Hebrew says: "Dagon alone remained." Whether we resort to an emendation (dagho, "his fish-part") or not, commentators appear to be right in inferring that the idol was half-man, half-fish.
The sacred writer adds that from that time on the priests of Dagon and all those that entered the house of Dagon refrained from stepping upon the miphtan of Dagon.
www.bible-history.com /isbe/D/DAGON   (225 words)

 Shwe Dagon Pagoda - Myanmar (Burma)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The most notable building in Yangon is the Shwe Dagon Pagoda, a great cone-shaped Buddhist monument that crowns a hill about one mile north of the Cantonment.
The Shwe Dagon apparently begain to assume its importance as a place of religious verneation during the years of the Mon Kingdom of Bago roughly coinciding with the reigns of Binnya U, Binnya Dammayaza, Binnyaran, Binnyawaru, and Binnyagyan.
King Alaungphayar worshipped at the Shwe Dagon and embellished it by re-gilding.
www.myanmars.net /travel/shwedagon.htm   (1216 words)

 Amazon.ca: DVD: Dagon (Widescreen)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
"Dagon" is one of the few attempts to capture the essence of H.P. Lovecraft's works that actually manages to convey his sense of horror and dread to the screen.
Inspired by two Lovecraft short tales - "Dagon" and "The Shadow over Innsmouth"- the plot follows two couples who are on a yacht cruise celebrating the succes of their dot.com co. when a freak storm wrecks their boat and sends two of them to the coastal town of ImBoca for help.
Overall, Dagon will satisfy the horror buff in anyone who loves this genre, but whether this movie leaves you pondering and thinking about it five minutes after you put the DVD back in its case is a different matter.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/B000067J0M   (1267 words)

 Dagon, Cybele and Catholicism.
Again, here is a similar depiction of a pagan priest wearing a sun-fish, the head with open mouth worn as a mitre and the rest of the fish forming a cloak.
Dagown, daw-gohn'; from H1709; the fish-god; Dagon, a Philistine deity: --Dagon.
The papal mitre represents the head of Dagon with an open mouth, which is the reason for the pointed shape and split top.
www.aloha.net /~mikesch/dagon.htm   (332 words)

 Dagon's Last Stand
The story of the Ark of God in the temple of Dagon is typical of the Incarnation, the Coming of the Lord.
And Dagon fell upon his face before the ark; And Satan was defeated.
Dagon is mentioned also in Judges 16 where Samson, a type of the end time church, is brought out of prison.
www.etpv.org /bills_page/dagon.html   (1455 words)

 AboutFilm.com - Dagon (2001)
Dagon is based on the story "Shadow Over Innsmouth." In the story, Lovecraft envisioned a cult devoted to an ancient, malevolent sea-god/monstrosity called Dagon.
Dagon himself is based on the Philistine god of the same name, who is apparently mentioned in the Bible.
Dagon's attempts to be more thoughtful and atmospheric than the average schlock are thus hamstrung.
www.aboutfilm.com /movies/d/dagon.htm   (852 words)

 The Pagan Influence of The catholic church ...... Dagon ...... Photo Fifteen
Notice that he is sprinkling 'holy water' just like the priests of the pagan christian catholic cult and few of her daughter protestant churches.
The fish headdress of the priests of Dagon later became the miter (headress) of the pagan christian bishops.
Dagon is sometimes associated with a female half-fish deity, Derceto or Atargatis, often identified with Astarte (Ishtar, Isis, etc).
www.sabbatarian.com /Paganism/Dagon.html   (673 words)

 bible timeline 4004 BC - 3004 BC
Dagon: little fish; diminutive from dag = a fish, the fish-god; the national god of the Philistines (Judges 16:23).
Dagon was also known for(Phoenician and Philistine) gods of agriculture and the earth; national god of Philistines.
Other Dagon worship type twins folklore fanstasy evil myths were created to attack kids and adult minds in deception of pagan heathen gods of twins.
our.homewithgod.com /bibletruths/BaalDagon.html   (1148 words)

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