Foundation and early years
It soon broke off Stygian control, though it remained Stygian in culture.
Acheron was more advanced than its neighbor nations, which they raided for slaves or for sacrifices, as the wizards of Acheron practiced dark magic and worshiped such elder gods as Set. Acheron was never able to conquer the Cimmerians of the north, however, and while their people were looked down upon in Acheron, some Cimmerians sought employment as mercenaries and guardsmen of Acheronian royalty.
King Bel-Hissar's rule
In then-mighty Acheron, Naka, a diver for pearls recovered a great ruby from an undersea city and passed it to King Bel-Hissar, who was then slain in his very palace by an unnamed thief: the ruby became then known as the Blood of Bel-Hissar.
Queen Xaltan's rule
King Bafomai's rule
Points of Interest
- Robert E. Howard named this fictional country after the real-life river Acheron, which is located in Epirus, in the northwest regions of modern Greece. The river flows into the Ionian Sea. In Greek and Roman mythology, the river was thought to be an entrance to the underworld and to continue to flow through its regions, as one of the underworld's five rivers. The god Charon served as a ferryman to those wishing transportation across the Acheron.
- Appearances of Acheron
- Minor Appearances of Acheron
- Media Acheron was Mentioned in
- Location Gallery: Acheron
- Images related to Acheron
Links and References
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Giant-Size Conan #1; Acheron: A revisionary theory
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Giant-Size Conan #1; Conan the Conqueror - The Hour of the Dragon - Chapter One
- ↑ Conan the Barbarian #27
- ↑ Savage Sword of Conan #229
- ↑ Savage Sword of Conan #229; Assault on Acheron
- ↑ Savage Sword of Conan #230; Fall of Python
- ↑ Savage Sword of Conan #230