Symbols - What does heaven look like
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.
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.
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