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The Unnameable One was an evil deity, whose material symbol was the Black Shadow,[1] a demon-god, its high priest.[2]



The Unnameable One was a dark elder god[3] and an evil deity, whose material symbol was the Black Shadow,[1] a demon-god.[2]

Pre-Cataclysmic Age

During the Pre-Cataclysmic Age, circa 18,500 BC the Black Shadow was worshiped in the hinterlands of Valusia,[2] notably in the mountain city ruled by Thuron,[3] its high priest.[2]

As King Kull of Valusia marched on the city in his crusade to put an end to the human sacrifices to the dark elder god.

As he was upon to unleash the Black Shadow upon two sacrifices, Gallio and Irena, Thuron was stung and killed by a scorpion (seemingly thanks to the intervention of the Great Scorpion god). Kull's liberation army entered the city instants after Thuron's death.[3]

Hyborian Age

The Black Shadow returned in the Hyborian Age and was confronted by Conan.[4]



Power Bestowal: Thuron stated that his strength had been given by the Black Shadow.[3]


  • The Black Shadow was created by Robert E. Howard in "The Altar and the Scorpion".

See Also

Links and References


  1. 1.0 1.1 Savage Sword of Conan #14; A Kull Glossary: Black Shadow's entry
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Conan Saga #97; The Kull Comics Chronology: Malice in Valusia
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Conan the Barbarian #52; The Altar and the Scorpion
  4. Conan the Barbarian #52-55
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