|Titles|| The Shadow in the Sea,|
Shadow Lord of the Sea,
Demon Lord of the Sea and Sea Monsters
|Home||Ugothanok city, in Ishiar, in the Abyss|
|Areas of Concern|| Deformity|
|Worshipers||Desperate or insane coastal dwellers, boggards, heretical sahuagin and skum, krakens, marsh giants|
|Domains||Chaos, Destruction, Evil, Water|
|Subdomains||Catastrophe, Demon, Oceans, Rage|
|Symbol||Gold disk inscribed with sinister runes around an open octopus eye|
|Sacred Colors||Blue, gold|
|Images of Dagon|
Source: Bestiary 4, pg(s). 46
(chaotic, demon, evil, extraplanar, water)
|Environment||Any oceans (Abyss)|
Source: Bestiary 4, pg(s). 46
Dagon (pronounced DAY-gon) is the Demon Lord of the Sea and Sea Monsters that dwell in its darkest depths. His unholy symbol is an octopus eye surrounded by a gold disk inscribed with ancient looking runes.
Dagon is believed to be the largest of all the known demon lords. Dagon's appearance is hideously monstrous and somewhat alien, being neither fully fish, eel, or octopus; he is some foul amalgamation of all three. His spawn often take after him, similarly disgusting combinations of deep sea creatures.
Dagon is one of the oldest beings in the Abyss being one of the ancient qlippoth, the creatures that dwelt in the abyss before demons. Dagon dwells in the depths of the Abyssal sea of Ishiar, in a sunken city known as Ugothanok a city with architecture so ancient as to be almost alien. Dagon is said to have slain the great kraken Kaktora, thereby creating the devilfish now haunting Golarion's oceans.
Cult and worshippers
Dagon is quite active on the Material Plane, regularly sending his demonic minions to the deep oceans of the world to become high priests for evil aquatic monster races, such as his gutaki or deep one followers. He is even worshiped by some of the more savage sahuagin tribes. Unfortunately, Dagon's foul influence is not limited to the ocean depths; he is also revered by some debased coastline societies. In these twisted communities, land dwellers mix with ichthyic beings from the depths, spawning horrible cross-breeds which have no place in the natural order of things. Marsh giants are normally the most fervent of Dagon's land-based followers, but his cult has been growing amongst humans in isolated villages, who secretly turn to his worship, sometimes on the promise of bountiful fishing or alien golden jewellery.
- James Jacobs et al. (2011). The Inner Sea World Guide, p. 232. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-269-2
- Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 246. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
- James Jacobs. (2009). Demon Lords of Golarion. Descent into Midnight, p. 57. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-131-2
- James Jacobs. (2010). Lords of Chaos, p. 14. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-250-0
- Nicolas Logue, & Mike McArtor. (2008). Bestiary. Edge of Anarchy, p. 80. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-088-9
- Tim Hitchcock et al. (2010). Heart of the Jungle, p. 12. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-247-0
- Dagon (real-world deity) on Wikipedia
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- Father Dagon and Mother Hydra (H.P. Lovecraft character) on Wikipedia