Inscriptions of Dagon
The Myth of Zu – Assyrian Tablets
- From The Ancient Near East Volume II - James Pritchard
“Ninigiku opened his mouth to speak, To say something to Anu and Dagan” – Tablet
“The hope of Anu and Dagan, the beloved of Ninigiki” – Tablet
The Banquet of Ashurnasirpal II
From a sandstone block placed near the doorway
to the throne room of Ashurnasirpal in the city of Calah found in 1951.
“This is the palace of Ashurnasirpal, the high priest of Ashur, chosen
by Enlil and Ninurta, the favorite of Anu and Dagan who
is destruction personified among all the great gods"
Divine Revelations – Akkadian Letters
All letters come from the Mari Archives.
“I entered Terqa, and right after entering I entered the Temple of Dagan
and prostrated myself. As I was prostrate, Dagan opened his mouth and spoke
“The day I sent this tablet of mine to my lord, a man’s wife came
to me before the darkness of the mountain and spoke to me on the news about
Babylon as follows: Dagan sent me. Hammurabi the King of Babylon”
“Dagan sent me concerning the performance of
the sacrifice for the dead. Dada, the priest of Ishtar-Pishra, was on duty
in the gate of Beletekallim, and an eery voice was crying this over and over,
saying: “Come back O
Dagan!, Come back O Dagan!”
Eshmunazar of Sidon
Eshminazar’s great sarcophagus was found near Sidon in 1855.
“The lord of Kings gave us the land of Dor and Joppa, the mighty lands
of Dagon, which are in the Plain of Sharon”
The cities of Dor (Joshua 11) and Joppa (2 Chronicles) are both listed in
City of Dor archaeological
excavation web site