Talk:Dagon (short story)

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Original research?[edit]

The full text of the first paragraph of the synopsis was originally this (the removed portion is in italics):

The story is told from the first person perspective of an American Naval officer at the onset of World War I. In the tale, the unnamed narrator finds the ship he is serving on overtaken by a German man-o-war. The sailor escapes on a lifeboat and sails aimlessly across the sea until he eventually comes upon an unnamed black, murky islet. (Note: Some consider this island to be Y’ha-nthlei, a city mentioned in a companion story, "The Shadow Over Innsmouth". However, Y’ha-nthlei is implied to be located off Devils Reef, Innsmouth which is off the coast of New England, whilst the narrator of the tale in Dagon is adrift in the Pacific Ocean.)

I removed the Note portion because it contains dubious information. What published source makes this claim? (Besides, Y’ha-nthlei is supposed to be an underwater city!)
-,-~R'lyehRising~-,- 02:44, 29 January 2006 (UTC)


Weird Notes[edit]

What's with the weird notes? They don't refer to anything at the bottom of the page and even clicking them produces no result....What function do they serve???Colin4C 10:33, 16 September 2006 (UTC)

Deep Ones[edit]

Are the creatures found on the monolith deep ones? And is the monster supposed to be Dagon, as in the deity worshiped by the Esoteric Order? It can't be an ordinary Deep One, because it is far larger than the deep ones described in the Shadow Over Innsmouth. Ameratsu (talk) 05:12, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

I've read The Shadow Over Innsmouth as well -- based on the description, it sounds like the critters on the obelisk are human/Deep One hybrids. Maybe (this is speculation) this was near the island visited by Captain Marsh and the underwater city was close by. Afalbrig (talk) 09:14, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
Well, the creatures on the monolith the narrator describes may be true deep ones, rather than the hybrids encountered by the man in SoI (I've forgotten his name), as the descriptions differ. But still, is the monster that the narrator of Dagon encounters Father Dagon, as in the being worshiped by the order? It would seem as such based on the title of the story. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ameratsu (talkcontribs) 03:55, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Dagon[edit]

Dagon is a Canaanite corn god, without, as far as I know, any fish symbolism or characteristics. Certainly he is never associated with fish in the OT, which must have been Lovecraft's only source for him. Has anyone done any work on how Lovecraft came to associated Dagon with fish.

See Dagon#Fish-god_tradition.

The Witcher[edit]

Never learned how to write wikipedia articles, but I noticed there was a lack of reference to The Witcher PC game under "Other Appearances". One of you should add it, considering the vast similarities the quest and name have to Dagos and Cthulhu Mythos in general. http://witcher.wikia.com/wiki/Dagon — Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.60.32.235 (talk) 04:50, 5 May 2012 (UTC)