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Origin

Crom was a Tuatha de Danaan (later known as Celtic gods).[7]

Pre-Cataclysmic Age

Over 21,000 years ago, the new god Crom led a shaman to three iron-bound books of magic, which the shaman used to imprison Shuma-Gorath in what would become Mount Crom in Cimmeria.[10]

Hyborian Age

Crom became a god worshiped by the Cimmerians. His subordinates included Morrigan, Father Lir and Mannanan.[3]

Age of Conan

In the town once known as Red Tree Hill, some of the townsfolk came to worship the Cimmerian god Crom when an inquisitor tried to execute captive Conan, after having slain a priest of Mitra, and was struck by lightning after Conan shouted "Crom damn you!" to his face.[11]

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  • Crom did not meddle in mortal affairs,[13] nor cared for his followers away from Cimmeria[14] or even listened to them invoking his name[11] (though it was discussed whether certain events were his doing),[15] and doesn't need prayers[16].[14]
  • A Cimmerian elders' saying stated that earthquakes are caused by Crom rolling the bones of chance to decide man's fate.[17]
  • The Cimmerians didn't carve figures of Crom, as they would not presume to know what a god's face looks like, and simply set up a huge, bare stone to bow down before.[18]

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Footnotes

  1. Savage Sword of Conan #230; Shall Python Fall
  2. Savage Sword of Conan Vol 2 #10; The Shadow of Vengeance - Chapter X
  3. 3.0 3.1 Official Handbook of the Conan Universe #1; Gods and Worship's entry
  4. Avengers: No Road Home #6
  5. Conan the Barbarian #98
  6. Savage Sword of Conan #31; A Gazetteer of the Hyborian Age, Part II: Mount of Crom's entry
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #3; Council of Godheads's entry
  8. Savage Tales #1
  9. Marvel Zombies Handbook #1; Demons' entry
  10. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 4 #18; Shuma-Gorath's entry
  11. 11.0 11.1 Conan the Barbarian Vol 3 #3; The Life & Death of Conan: part three - Cimmerians Don't Pray
  12. Conan the Barbarian Vol 3 #11; The Life & Death of Conan: part eleven - By Crom
  13. Conan the Barbarian #9
  14. 14.0 14.1 Conan the Barbarian #39
  15. Conan the Barbarian #221
  16. Conan the Barbarian #12
  17. Conan the Barbarian #163
  18. Conan the Barbarian #66



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