Erlik was a Tenger, sired by Tengri, the god of the Eternal Blue Sky who predated all things in central Asia, and coupled with Gaea to create the god Erlik, Gaea providing a physical body by shaping it from mud, and Tengri imbuing it with life essence (or kut).
Erlik became prideful and arrogant, forcing Tengri to banish him to the underworld, where he became the god of death and evil. Tengri replaced Erlik as architect of the Earthly plane with Ulgen. The banished Erlik descended upon humanity with sin and disease, even finding a small group of worshipers during the Hyborian Age centuries before the other gods became popular.
- Robert E. Howard based the character and god "Erlik" on the Mongolian god Erlik, or Erlik Khan. He also wrote an El Borak story, "The Daughter of Erlik Khan" (published in 1974).
- Another Marvel character, Erlik Khan (first appeared in Strange Tales Vol 2 #6, September, 1987), is presumably based on the same god, although he bears little resemblance to its inspiration.
- 3 Appearances of Erlik (Tenger) (Earth-616)
- 1 Minor Appearances of Erlik (Tenger) (Earth-616)
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- Erlik (Tenger) (Earth-616) at Wikipedia.org
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; The Tenger's entry
- ↑ Conan the Barbarian #66
- ↑ Savage Sword of Conan Vol 2 #1; The Shadow of Vengeance: Chapter I
- ↑ Conan the Barbarian #26
- ↑ Conan the Barbarian #155
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Conan the Barbarian #120
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Handbook of the Conan Universe #1; Hyrkania's entry
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Savage Sword of Conan #235; Daughter of Raktavashi
- ↑ Conan the Barbarian #38
- ↑ Marvel Zombies Handbook #1; Demons' entry
- ↑ Savage Sword of Conan #37; Sons of the White Wolf
- ↑ Savage Sword of Conan #31; A Gazetteer of the Hyborian Age Part II, Erlik, Temple of's entry
- ↑ Savage Sword of Conan #38; A Gazetteer of the Hyborian Age Part VI, Panthenia's entry
- ↑ Savage Sword of Conan #230; Shall Python Fall
- ↑ All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #3; Council of Godheads's entry
- ↑ Conan the Barbarian #19
- ↑ 17.0 17.1 Conan the Barbarian #23
- ↑ Conan the Barbarian #21
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