Kulullu (“Fish Man,” “Dagon”)


This figure was known to the Assyrians as Kullulû, meaning “fish man.” The kullulu was a guardian figure, a dweller of the sacred Absu, the watery underground domain of the God Ea. Figures of the fish-man were often concealed in the construction of buildings to serve as protective charms.

From about the fourth century, the figure was associated (probably erroneously) with the god Dagan (meaning “grain”), most commonly known by his Hebrew name, Dagon. Dagan was a vegetation god, the father of the god Baal, the mythological creator of the plow. Dagon is mentioned several times in the Hebrew scriptures, where he is associated with the Philistines. It is to Dagon’s temple that the Ark of the Covenant is taken after being captured from the Hebrews; the next morning, they discover the statue of the god lying on the floor, sans head and hands.

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Amy November 30, 2014 at 3:40 am

Excuse me, I meant fish-man.

Amy November 30, 2014 at 3:37 am

Thank you for this delightful information. The association with Dagon might not be erroneous. Take a look at the news about the unknown Roman god discovered in Gazientep, Turkey — I’ll include a link below to livescience.com. I think it is the fish-god, don’t you?


Just how did the Mayans get their corn over there?

Haroun June 18, 2014 at 12:50 am

One should look into Papacy and the symbolic use of his headdress. There may be a connection to Kullulû in the Vatican.

Anonymous August 12, 2016 at 6:52 pm

The Vatican fronts for the Babylonian and Chaldean Gnostic occultist priests, from whence it derives its plethora of symbolism of Dagon and Mithraism. Googling Vatican, Mithra and Dagon will show these associations clearly.

The Jesuits have spent the last three centuries attempting to subvert and extirpate Protestants, who examined the Scriptural prophecies to show that the ‘Beast’ carried down through Babylon, Medo-Persia, ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, and now the modern crypto-Roman Empire reformulated to present as a form of Christianity. There is history to support this continuity as well [Alexander Hislop, 'The Two Babylons'].

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