She is everywhere the great female principle, answering to the Baal of the Canaanites and Phoenicians 2 and to the Dagon of the Philistines.
But Dagon was more than a mere local deity; there was a place called Beth-Dagon in Judah (Josh.
As one of the five chief cities of the Philistines and the seat of the worship of Dagon (1 Sam.
That Marna was lineally descended from Dagon is probable in every way, and it is therefore interesting to note that he gave oracles, that he had a circular temple, where he was sometimes worshipped by human sacrifices, that there were wells in the sacred circuit, and that there was also a place of adoration to him situated, as was usual, outside the town.
The city is dominated by the great golden pile of the Shwe Dagon pagoda, the centre of Burmese religious life.
The identification of Dagon with the Babylonian Dagan is doubted by G.
Electric tramways run to Pazundaung in dne direction and to Alon and Kemmendine in the other, as well as to the foot of the Shwe Dagon Pagoda hill.
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.
The fugitives took sanctuary in the temple of Dagon at Azotus.