Been playing lately to CALL OF CTHULHU: DARK CORNERS OF THE EARTH some kind of adventure mixed with first person "doom" shooting. The game wasn't finished, took like 3 years of developement and finally the company broke up, so the game lacks for some more polished things but overall has an excellent ambientation. DAGON
appears in some kind of "Godzilla" attack to a boat. DAGON
symbolizes the FATHER -a monstruous father, say like "Darth Vader" or "Thulsa Doom"-. In the case of DAGOTH
his paternal features are clear -(the sexual male statue, the penis-like horn)-.
Horns similar to the one from the movie were used in prehistory as fertility fetishes. Probably given to the male who wanted to become a father. This particular one had a penis sculpted in the tip.
Also, this "venus" -another fertility fetish of the paleolithic for woman pregnancy- holding a horn is pretty similar to JENNA holding the horn in the ceremony.
Again i'm pretty sure the ceremony of DAGOTH in the movie had some kind of fertility objective. Say, an hybridation or something like that, maybe like "Rosemary's baby" ceremony where the virgin got pregnant by the devil, or the "Dunwich Horror" ceremony were there's again this same "nude virgin" presented to a "phalic" horrible entity. It's a so well known thing, in fantasy, that kind of ceremony though the heroe allways arrives early enough to thwart the climax and kill the summoner, so we never really see what was going to happen.
Is the objective to create an antychrist, who will destroy humanity?
Also comes to my mind, a "nude virgin" presented to a monster by the comunity, in some kind of "holy ceremony", ok, this could be just a methaphor for an arranged wedding between a young virgin and an old disgusting rich dude.
HYDRA from the videogame "Call of Cthulhu: dark corners of the Earth".
Then, HYDRA is the "dark mother", say like the monstruous mother Coatlicue from the aztec myth, or Kali from India who eats her own children to have flesh to give birth to some more, or like the "rat mother" from the movie "Braindead who also had a "vagina dentata" in her womb to "eat his son" back to her body.
In the movie of MILIUS the face of the "dark mother" is the Wolfwithc, though she is never called "mother" in any way -as Doom was indeed called "father"- but is clear the symbol in the character, careful Conan, that one BITES.
I think these "FATHER DAGON and MOTHER HYDRA" entities of the lovecraftian myth speak a lot about the way the writter saw his parents. Fact is, no parents appear in his tales, but these two huge, dark and ugly sinister entities. Another interesting fact is Lovecraft inherited some sickness from his parents. Something he was allways afraid some day will happen. I hope there isn't any "lovecraft.com" forum that comes here to make bad comedy because i said that.