Talk:Three Jolly Luck

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Annotation:- Is it worthwhile to mention here that at least in Roundworld, Dagon is very much undoubtedly a Fish God.

However, he is not the sort of god that fishermen pray and make offerings to in the hopes of getting a good catch.

Dagon is the sort of Fish God that fish pray and make offerings to, in the hope of not being caught...

Looked at in this context, opening up a fish and chip shop on Dagon Street could be viewed as something of a provocation by the Supernatural Entity the street is named after...

(On Earth, middle-eastern civilisations contemporaneous with the ancient Hebrews viewed Dagon as half-man, half fish: a superior God come from the ocean to impart wisdom to humans)

There's an annotation on Dagon in the article about Dagon Street. You can add stuff there. It's definitely worthwhile. --Sanity 23:26, 2 May 2007 (CEST)
I think it's probably a reference to the Dagon of the Cthulhu mythos of Lovecraft. One of the mentionings of mr Hongs establishment has it that he opens it on the solstice (i think men at arms) wich is a rather Lovecraftian theme. Also Lovecratian entities are more fitting for the unmentioned hinted catastrophe. --ttias 17.55, 3 September 2007 (CEST)
It's a combination of the Roundworld Dagon and Lovecraft, as I presume his Dagon was inspired on the fish god on Roundworld too. --Sanity 17:58, 3 September 2007 (CEST)
Lovecraft took at least the name, possibly some more inspiration from the roundworld Dagon (some interpretations of Dagon anyway). I think the accademic consensus is that Dagon never was considered a fish god by his belivers, but that the tradition comes from some fanciful interpretations of the Bible in mediaeval times. Not, that, that stuff would have mattered to Lovecraft, or I can imagine to Pratchett --ttias 18,33, 3 September 2007 (CEST)

On a totally unrelated theme. On a recent visit back to North Wales, I noticed a Chinese takeaway had opened up in the touristy village of Towyn. It has probably the very, very, best name ever for a Chinese takeaway, the Three Jolly Luck considered. It is called the China Towyn. AgProv (talk) 00:08, 12 December 2014 (UTC)