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ID: 901001312
Page link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ia/901001312
Record Type: Character/Person

Dagon (ancient Semitic deity)

Note: Ancient Semitic crop fertility god. Worshipped by early Amorites and inhabitants of Ebla and Ugarit, syria; also part of the Philistine pantheon. Legendary inventor of the plow. In some traditions, father of the god Baal. In some traditions, a fish from the waist down. His cult is attested as early as about 2500 BCE.

Display Date: known by 2500 BCE

Names:
Dagon (ancient Semitic deity) (preferred,English-P,D,N)
Dagan (ancient Semitic deity) (English,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Legend, Religion, Mythology (P)
....<Semitic iconography> (P)
........<Semitic characters> (P)
............Dagon (ancient Semitic deity) (I)
Other Relationships:
role/characteristic is .... deity
.....(people in religion, people in religion and related occupations, people in the humanities, people by occupation, people (agents), People (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
culture/religion is .... Semitic (culture)
.....(Near Eastern (Early Western World), Early Western World, styles, periods, and cultures by region, Styles and Periods (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
flourished/active in .... Middle East
..... ULAN Candidate

Sources:
Dagon (ancient Semitic deity)
................Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
................British Museum [online] (1999-)
................Iconclass 2100 Browser (2009-) referenced in 71F83511 statue of Dagon in Ashdod falls down
Dagan (ancient Semitic deity)
................Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
Iconography Record Sources:
................ British Museum [online] (1999-)

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