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Dagon

(dā`gŏn), god of fertility, widely worshiped in the Middle East, particularly in Canaan. In the Bible he is mentioned as one of the chief deities of the Philistines.

Dagon

(Dāgan) fish-corn god symbolizing fertility and abundance. [Babyl. Myth.: Parrinder, 72; Jobes, 410]

Dagon

(Dāgan) fish-corn god symbolizing fecundity and abundance. [Babyl. Myth.: Parrinder, 71; Jobes, 405]

Dagon

Philistine idol; falls, losing head and hands. [O.T.: I Samuel 5:1–4]

Dagon

Bible a god worshipped by the Philistines, represented as half man and half fish
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22) Thus, as in the Ugaritic texts, Philo's Dagon is a very "flat" figure who, other than being Demarous-Baal's second father, engages in no mythic activity.
Importantly, this period also dawned "The New Writing" movement, led by Dagon Taya, which introduced the Marxist-overtoned "Poetry for the People" (a vision later manipulated by the military, which labeled and marshaled all writers as "literary workers").
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Well-known publications such as Dagon, Thuriya, Deedok gyanay (Deedok weekly), Independent weekly and Kavi myak mhan (scholars' eyeglasses) used authorial impersonation, but women replaced male impersonators in the 1930s.
The final scene presents a sharp and ironic contrast between the Philistines' celebration of Samson's downfall and capture, which they attribute to the assistance of their god Dagon, and the utter defeat they are dealt by Samson with the help of his Deity.
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.
This delusion is treated through the early stirrings of the play which opens on Samson's respite from work, ironically, in observance of the Philistine's Sabbath in honour of Dagon.
Cafer and Hatice Dagon and their children Aidin, 18andAysun, 15, who faced deportation from their Newcastle home to Turkey where they faced persecution because they are Kurdish.
Interestingly, the white olive is also being researched in Israel: a research team from the Volkani Institute in Beit Dagon has developed a white olive.
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Gordon Hawkins was a very hardy sounding High Priest of Dagon, and Taras Kulish a sturdy Abimelech.
Shelby Stephenson gives Fred Chappell the occasion to deploy his usual erudition and self-deprecating wit, but also elicits from him a guarded rumination on the personal cost of writing a novel as dark and harrowing as Dagon.