Both Еa, Enki and Marduk were often represented as half man- half fish. Later they began being worshipped under the name Dagon.
« Dagon", Fish the man ”, has arrived in early Babylon as the reformer and teacher. Having appeared from Erythraean (Red) sea, he has brought to them a civilization, letter and sciences, law, astronomy, religion, taught them an agriculture, geometry and arts »*. In the Bible there are some indications on worshipping Dagon by Ham's offspring - Philistines (Jud.16:23, 1Sam.5:2).
to the Catholic encyclopedia ( http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04602c.htm
) « Dagon is sometimes associated with a female half-fish deity, Derceto or
Atargatis, often identified with Astarte......».
the Ancient-Greek myths about the creation of the world at first from Chaos
first occurs Gaia - the goddess of earth, then - god of love Eros, who on early
paintings was represented as a dragon.
here is what Chinese Cosmology Tao says about the creation of the world. Before
Tao there was no existence, Wu-Wu -vacuum, but with Tao Wu-Chi–Endless
arrived. From Endless Hun
–Chaos arrived, Large Space Sea, where the first point of Tai-Chi-Large Pole
was developing. From Large Pole Tai-Chu-Large First arrived, which had the form.
Subsequently Tai-Shih-Large Beginning appeared which had breath or Chi. The form
and breathe united to make Tai
Su - Large Immemorial Dragon of Wisdom.
People for the first time appeared from the
waters of the Space Ocean, and at first they were men-fishes.
The most important goddess in China, Quan Yin, was often represented in the form of a fish, and Nu-Wa was a Rainbow Dragon, water snake or woman.
the legends, yellow dragon appeared from the waters and taught legendary Emperor
Fu Shi the elements of writing. Many Chinese cities use pagodas where people
used to burn incense and pray to dragons up to this day. A relic of dragon and
the altars are concentrated usually along the seashores and riverbanks, because the
majority of eastern dragons as they think live in the water. Dragons are
so wise that they even were royal advisors. The legends say that Cambodian king
in the 13th century used to spend his nights in the golden tower,
where he consulted the real ruler of the land - a nine-headed dragon.
The images of dragons were the integral part of the royal palace and the
houses of aristocracy. As against the standard image of a dragon with four
claws, the dragon with five claws was the symbol of the King, and any subject
with the image of a dragon with five claws intended for service of the emperor.
*THEOSOPHY, Vol. 52, No. 6, April, 1964 р. 179