The ancient god Dagon is first mentioned by Lovecraft in his 1917 story, entitled “Dagon”, where, haunted by his bizarre encounter with a “vast, Polyphemus-like, and loathsome” creature of the deep sea, the narrator of the tale seeks out a “celebrated ethnologist” and amuses him “with peculiar questions regarding the ancient Philistine legend of Dagon, the Fish-God.” Such an ident