In his early youth, the man later known as "Baal-Pteor" was chosen by the priests of Yajur and trained throughout his childhood to become a stranger of Yota-Pong, by murdering infants in his own childhood, young girls in his boyhood, and finally a strong man at his manhood.
Under unrevealed circumstances, he entered the service of Totrasmek, who rechristened him Baal-Pteor (which he liked and felt fitting°.
By the time his path encountered Conan, he allegedly had killed hundreds of people with his bare hands.
While breaking in Totrasmek's house to retrive Zabibi, Conan was confronted to Baal-Pteor. First bested by his tricks, Conan fought Baal-Pteor at bare hands, and his youth as a Cimmerian Bulls neck-breaker prevailed over Baal-Pteor's strangler of Yajur experience.
Powers and Abilities
Baal-Pteor was able to mesmerize people into seeing vivid illusions of his making.
Baal-Pteor was a skilled unharmed lethal combat.
- Baal-Pteor was created by Robert E. Howard in "Shadows in Zamboula" (Weird Tales; November, 1935), adapted in Savage Sword of Conan #14 (September, 1976), written by Roy Thomas and penciled by Neal Adams.
- Yajur's name was possibly inspired in name by the Yajurveda, a Hindu set of mantras and worship rituals.
- Strabo, appearing in Conan the Barbarian: The Horn of Azoth, the adaptation by Roy Thomas and Gerry Conway of "Conan, King of Thieves", one of their early scripts for the movie Conan the Destroyer (1984), was seemingly inspired by Baal-Pteor, as a former strangler for holy sacrifices (seemingly a strangler of Yota-Pong) residing in Zamboula,
- Baal-Pteor considered that his name (seemingly made of the combination of the names of the gods Baal and Pteor) was a good one, fitting him well.
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