King of Asgalun
Atrahasis was descended from generations of kings in Asgalun, a city-state of Shem. Atrahasis was allegedly the better kings Asgalun ever had. His brother, Nim-Karrak, had obvious whom Atrahasis ignored. He took N'Yaga from the Southern Isles as his informal advisor.
He had a motherless daughter, Bêlit (whose name meant "Goddess" in the Shemitish tongue). He taught her sailing aboard the Tigress, while N'Yaga gave her her non-royal education. Atrahasis had the Tigress to be ready to sail at any time, as if he had expected to suffer treachery.
The Stygians ploted a palace revolt, masterminded by Ctesphon's agent Ptor-Nubis. One night, the Stygians infiltrated the palace, aided by Nim-Karrak, and proceeded to slay the followers of Atrahasis. Atrahasis was about to be slain, but his Stygian assaillant was killed himself by Ptor-Nubis. Atrahasis was then taken to the capital of Stygia, Luxur.
He was believed to have been killed. He remained in the Royal Dungeon of Luxur during the time Hath-Horeb raised Ctesphon II. After his coronation, Ctesphon had all the prisoners executed to make space for the people he wished himself to imprison.
N'Yaga fled with Bêlit and a few royal guardsmen, and sailed off aboard the Tigress. They went to the Southern Isles, where N'Yaga presented Bêlit as the daughter of the death-goddess Derketa to protect her. She eventually become the leader of Black Corsairs, plundering ships to acquire the wealth to hire troops, depose Nim-Karrak and avenge Atrahasis.
Atrahasis was a dread pirate of Asgulin. He was funded, like other pirates, by the money-lender Pheidus. As Atrahasis sought to retire in order to raise his daughter Bêlit, Pheidus and other "old friends" of Atrahasis had him ramooned on a sandbar, to die.
- Atrahasis by was created Marvel Comics in "The Ballad of Bêlit!" (Conan the Barbarian #59, February, 1976), as the father of Bêlit and king of Asgalun.
- His name was probably inspired by Atrahasis, the protagonist from an Akkadian epic.
- Following the return of the Conan franchise under Marvel Comics in early 2019, the "Chapter 1: The Lost Verses" of Age of Conan: Bêlit #1 (March, 2019) radically retconned him as the Dread Admiral, a pirate king and general. The subsequent issues, as well as "The Life & Death of Conan: part seven – Barbarian Love" in Conan the Barbarian Vol 3 #7 (August, 2019), used that new version of Atrahasis.
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Age of Conan: Bêlit #1; Chapter 1: The Lost Verses
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Conan the Barbarian #72
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Conan the Barbarian #59
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Conan the Barbarian #88
- ↑ Conan the Barbarian #66
- ↑ Conan the Barbarian Vol 3 #7; The Life & Death of Conan: part seven – Barbarian Love
- ↑ Belit Makeover Has Potential But Ignores Canon at Paint Monk's Library
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