Dagon was an ancient Semitic God. He ruled over grain and agriculture and as such he was credited with being the inventor of the plow. He was a God worshipped before Baal took over the pantheon, so there is not much known about him.
But there are some theories that he may have been half fish, much like the constellation of Capricornus. I have the theory that fish may have been used in farming, much like it was in the Americas, to help fertilize the soil.
What little else we have about this God, lists him as Lord of the Gods. The Byzantine Etymologicon Magnum, references him as Cronus of the Phoenicians. So it is very likely that he may have been an all Father much like Anu of the Sumerians.
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Wednesday, August 5, 2009
God of the Week - Dagon