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Dagon

Dagon was a major northwest Semitic god, reportedly of grain and agriculture. He was worshipped by the early Amorites and by the inhabitants of the cities of Ebla and Ugarit (which was an ancient city near the Mediterranean containing a large variety of ancient writings and pagan shrines). He was also a major member, or perhaps head, of the pantheon of the Biblical Philistines.

From the descriptions it would appear that Dagon was a Mermaid or merman, a shaman with the capability to have out of body experiences in Water.

 


There is added symbolism.  Jewish Rabbi Rashi writes of a Biblical tradition that the name Dāgôn is related to Hebrew dāg/dâg, 'fish' and that Dagon was imagined in the shape of a fish.  Dagon may have been a shaman but he wished to be associated with fish – the symbol for wisdom.  Thus Dagon was an ‘imparter of wisdom from the deep’. This same symbolism is of course used for Jesus who recruited fishermen  - symbolically men who fish for wisdom.

It is worth comparing Dagon with Oannes – see Mermaid and merman and also Matsya – see Observation 002606.

The symbolism matches well with the idea of lameness and big foot. The tail of the fish being considered a sort of substitute big foot.

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