Dagon1Dagon was the false half-man, half-fish god of the Philistines, mentioned in JUDGES 16:23-31 as the god whose temple was destroyed by Samson, and in 1 SAMUEL 4:1-5:7 as the false god who was destroyed in his own temple after the Philistines brought the captured Ark of the Covenant to the house of Dagon (1 SAMUEL 5:2). Bradford says that John Endicott changed the name of Thomas Morton’s Merry-Mount to Mount Dagon.

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