Dagon


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Da·gon

 (dā′gŏn′)
n. Mythology
A god widely worshipped by the Mesopotamians, Amorites, Phoenicians, and other peoples of the ancient Near East and often associated with grain, agriculture, and storms. In the Bible, he is presented as the chief god of the Philistines, and traditions dating from the first half of the first millennium ad depict him in the form of a merman.

[Hebrew dāgôn, of Phoenician origin; see dgn in Semitic roots.]

Dagon

(ˈdeɪɡɒn)
n
(Bible) Bible a god worshipped by the Philistines, represented as half man and half fish
[C14: via Latin and Greek from Hebrew Dāgōn, literally: little fish]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Dagon - god of agriculture and the earth; national god of Philistines
Philistia - an ancient region on the coast of southwestern Palestine that was strategically located on a trade route between Syria and Egypt; important in biblical times
Phenicia, Phoenicia - an ancient maritime country (a collection of city states) at eastern end of the Mediterranean
References in classic literature ?
In fact, placed before the strict and piercing truth, this whole story will fare like that fish, flesh, and fowl idol of the Philistines, Dagon by name; who being planted before the ark of Israel, his horse's head and both the palms of his hands fell off from him, and only the stump or fishy part of him remained.
Next came one Who mourn'd in earnest, when the Captive Ark Maim'd his brute Image, head and hands lopt off In his own Temple, on the grunsel edge, Where he fell flat, and sham'd his Worshipers: DAGON his Name, Sea Monster, upward Man And downward Fish: yet had his Temple high Rear'd in AZOTUS, dreaded through the Coast Of PALESTINE, in GATH and ASCALON, And ACCARON and GAZA's frontier bounds.
Casaubon's entirely new view of the Philistine god Dagon and other fish-deities, thinking that hereafter she should see this subject which touched him so nearly from the same high ground whence doubtless it had become so important to him.
They are expected to be relocated to Tamwe and East Dagon townships, a Myanma Railways official told Frontier Myanmar magazine.
She proceeds to cut off the magical locks while Samson sleeps, allowing a now-feeble character to fall into the clutches of the Philistines, who, in turn, chain him to the temple of their God Dagon and, somewhat bizarrely, put out his eyes.
Apparently, Satan's spawn lent his powers to the angel so that he could take down the Prince of Hell Dagon (Ali Ahn), heal an injured Dean and see the future.
The circuit implementing each number of tree is then constructed using a dynamic programming approach similar to the DAGON approach.
The Philistine idol Dagon captures children's imaginations as it is commonly referred to as a half fish creature, like a mermaid.
The presentations included Dagon sa Hoyohoy by Bohol's Kasing Sining and DCPNHS SPA-Theater; Rizal by Bohol's Dulaang Kalinangan; Sila Nga Mitaliwan Na by alumni members of UPSTAGE in Cebu; Uncle Roo by VMCI Mobile Theater from Jao island in Bohol; and Alkanseng Alkansiya by the Youth Advocates Through Theater Arts and the LCP Theater Group from Dumaguete City.
From 1992 until 1994, MTAAA members could purchase land at favourable rates in a newly developed area of South Dagon Township.
He lived in the Philistine's day, in a place and time when almost every idea current in literature had the mark of Dagon upon it, and not the mark of the children of light.
Works annotated include Dagon, The Statement of Randolph Carter, Beyond the Wall of Sleep, and many others.