god of agriculture and the earth; national god of Philistines
The main god of the Phoenicians represented as half man and half fish.
the national god of the Philistines, represented with the face and hands and upper part of a man, and the tail of a fish
a slip or piece
Origin: [See Dag a loose end.]
Dagon was originally an East Semitic Mesopotamian fertility god who evolved into a major Northwest Semitic god, reportedly of grain and fish and/or fishing. He was worshipped by the early Amorites and by the inhabitants of the cities of Ebla and Ugarit. He was also a major member, or perhaps head, of the pantheon of the Biblical Philistines. His name appears in Hebrew as דגון, in Ugaritic as dgn, and in Akkadian as Dagana, Daguna usually rendered in English translations as Dagan.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dā′gon, n. the national god of the Philistines, half-man, half-fish. [Heb. dāgōn—dag, fish.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the national god of the Philistines, represented as half-man, sometimes half-woman, and half-fish; appears to have been a symbol to his worshippers of the fertilising power of nature, familiar to them in the fruitfulness of the sea.
The numerical value of dagon in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of dagon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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