West-Semitic weathergodwho was worshipped especially in the middle Euphrates region within the zone of rain-fed agriculture. He was the chief deity at Eblaand of great importance in Mari. He was introduced to Mesopotamia by the kings of Akkad in the third millennium. During the Third Dynasty of Ur, the cult of Dagan was centered at the livestock center of Puzrish-Dagan near Nippur. He also had a temple at Isin during the Old Babylonian period. Eventually Dagan merged with other weather gods, especially Adad.
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