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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Un(s)even: Dagon

(a bit cropped)

The (undescribed) god of Philistines in the Bible, then turned into a devil by John Milton in Paradise Lost, but much more famous after having been re-launched by HP Lovecraft. Since it was conceived as half man half fish, here it has been portrayed by keeping in mind a sea species that fascinated Renaissance naturalists and artists, namely the ray, also known as "devil fish."