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Dagon is an ancient deity originally associated with the sea, but now believed to have been a god of agriculture and fertility. He achieved /tg/-related noteriety when H.P. Lovecraft was inspired by him; one of his first ever published short stories, called "Dagon", presented the deity as a monstrous piscine humanoid who foretold the inevitable destruction of the surface world and the claiming of the surface by the sea. From these roots, Dagon would go on to become a giant-sized demigod ruler of the Deep Ones, a lesser Great Old One in the Cthulu Mythos, from which all of his /tg-related media has arisen.

Whilst most associated with the Call of Cthulhu games and its offshoots, such as Delta Green and Cthulhutech, Lovecraft's Dagon also went on to inspire Gary Gygax, who incorporated him into Dungeons & Dragons canon as a Demon Prince. In this role, he since migrated on to Pathfinder as well.

The Demon Princes of Dungeons & Dragons
Tanar'ri: Baphomet - Demogorgon - Doresain - Fraz-Urb'luu - Graz'zt
Juiblex - Kostchtchie - Lolth - Malcanthet - Miska the Wolf-Spider
Orcus - Sess'innek - Shaktari - Turaglas - Yeenoghu - Zuggtmoy
Obyrith: Dagon - Obox-ob - Pale Night - Pazuzu - The Queen of Chaos - Sertrous