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Black Gods of R'Lyeh / Black Gods

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The Black Gods of R'Lyeh were either Great or Lesser Old Ones.[1]

Pre-Cataclysmic Age

Circa 18,500 BC, the Black Gods were invoked on the island of Atlantis.[3][4][5][6]
It is unknown if those "Black Gods" are indeed the Black Gods of R'lyeh (see notes).

Hyborian Age

Circa 10,000 BC, to avenge himself from Captain Dalvalte who tortured him, left him for dead and stole his daughters, Reimos allegedly entered in contact with the Old Ones, the Black Gods of R'Lyeh, the Goat with a Thousand Young and the children of Great Cthulhu, who offered him his spider-infested castle.[7]

200 A.D.

Circa 200 A.D., the Black Gods of R'Lyeh were sometimes invoked (though reluctantly) in Roman-invaded Pictland.[8]



  • R'lyeh was originally wrote with a "l" minuscule letter. In comics, it is unknown how it is written (due to bubble texts being written exclusively in capital letters), but in the Demons' entry of the Marvel Zombies Handbook #1, it is written "R'Lyeh", with a capital "L".

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Links and References


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Marvel Zombies Handbook #1; Demons' entry
  2. 2.0 2.1 Savage Sword of Conan #14; A Kull Glossary: Black Gods' entry
  3. Kull the Destroyer #18; The Keeper of Flame and Frost!
  4. Kull the Destroyer #21; City of the Crawling Dead
  5. Kull the Destroyer #24; Screams in the Dark
  6. Kull the Destroyer #26; Into Death's Dimension!
  7. Conan the Barbarian #141; The Web Tightens
  8. Savage Sword of Conan #16; Worms of the Earth
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