Henry Kuttner's "The Spawn of Dagon" (short story, fantasy, free): Saving the Atlantis from sinking!
Sea people, worshippers of the "evil" god "Dagon", once ruled all of earth - back when earth was younger & all watery. As continents arose, sundry land species began dominating the world; every time, the sea people would reclaim earth by sinking the continent!
Now, it's the turn of Atlantis & humans. Only Zend, the dwarf Wizard of Atlantis, with his curious gadget, is standing between the sinking of Atlantis & the human survival.
Gesti, one of the sea people posing as a human, will hire the ruthless killer/robber Elak & his sidekick Lycon, to kill Zend in return for money. And an adventure begins. Through the melee, Elak will switch sides, & ensure that Atlantis survives. And will win a girlfriend, Coryllis, in the process.
- While I'd never heard the word "Dagon" till I read this story, a Google search shows it's a well known Biblical legend. Since reading this, I've found at two Dagon stories of H P Lovecraft too; his famous "Cthulhu Mythos" series apparently has roots in Dagon legends.
Fact sheet.First published: Weird Tales, July 1938.
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