Esoteric Order of Dagon
The Esoteric Order of Dagon was a cult that featured in the Cthulhu Mythos.
The members of the cult believed that true evolution lay in the seas and not on land. Furthermore, they believed that through the generations, the last taint of Human blood would leave their strain and thus they would ascend to true knowledge as well as true power. They were to do this in the love and service of Father Dagon and Mother Hydra. Its members had hoped to take their place among the Elder Ones.
Prayers to Dagon stated:
- "In thy name let us behold the father,
- From the depths of the waters I come,
- and from the depths the Deep Ones also have come,
- Hail to the ancient dreams
- Hail to Dagon"
A number of murals and tablets contained writings of an ancient language. Through them, the members of the Order expected to learn the Word of Father Dagon in its entirety as it was known to those below in Y'ha-nthiel. Through this, they were to be armed with the knowledge of the Divine Purpose which they believed would allow them to own the seas equally once the Grand Design was set in motion. They expected that eighty years of work would reach its culmination. (Game: Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth)
Oaths of Dagon
The Provisio to all Oaths I'a' Dagon! I submit to the authority of the Esoteric Order of Dagon. If I should betray these sacred oaths, I am theirs to try, and to punish, according to the ancient laws and the extent of my trangressin. I'al Dagon.
The First Oath I'a' Dagon! I swear I shall keep faith with the Deep Ones in all things. I shall not resist their will, nor shall I betray their secrets.
The Second Oath I'a' Dagon! I swear that I shall serve the Deep Ones in all things, as they shall command me, to the furthest extent of my ability.
The Third Oath I'a' Dagon! I'al Hydra! I take this child of Dagon and Hydra as my (wife or husband), to take into my home, to beget and raise children, so that the race, and the faith, shall continue to prosper. (Game: Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners)