Hyborian Age
Hyboria from Handbook of the Conan Universe Vol 1 1 0001
Information-silk Official Name
Information-silk Aliases
Hyborian era,[1][2][3] Hyborian times,[4] Hyborean Age,[5] Age of Blood;[6]

Specific periods:

Information-silk Universe
Event Details
Information-silk Creators
Information-silk Heroes
Information-silk Villains

Event Synopsis

Prelude to the Hyborian Age

A millennium after the Great Cataclysm, the descendants of the Lemurian refugees who had been enslaved by the East Folk overthrew their overlords. They drove them southwest, where they slew and drove out in turn the Serpent Men. The exiled descendants of the East Folk established new kingdoms on the western side of the continent, the empires of Acheron and Stygia. Back in their former dominion, the Lemurian descendants built an empire on the civilization of the East Folk, the empire of Khitai and may have established the empire of Vendhya. The descendants of Thurian refugees who had devolved into barbarism were now called Hybori and by 16,000 BC had established their first kingdom, Hyperborea.[7]

Hyborian Age

Over time the Hybori moved southward and established other kingdoms. By 13,000 BC the Hybori had conquered Acheron. Within another five hundred years, the Hyborian kingdoms dominated the western part of the super continent. Toward the north, the savage Picts and the descendants of the Atlanteans, the barbarian Cimmerians dominated. Five hundred years later, Aquilonia was the mightiest kingdom in Hyboria. The north was dominated by the barbaric Aesir and Vanir. In the steppe, the Hyrkanians (descendants of the Lemurians) migrated westward and established the mighty empire of Turan, along the Vilayet Sea. On the eastern side of the super continent was the empire of Khitai, the largest dominion of them all. The masters of the vast steppe between Khitai and Turan were the Hyrkanians, nomadic horse archers.[7][12]

At the twilight of the era, the Aquilonians overextended their empire. Cimmerians and Picts overwhelmed its frontiers, and the disgruntled soldiers of annexed peoples revolted. Fire and sword brought down the empire. It's former rivals and territories were conquered by northern invaders (Vanir, Aesir, and Cimmerians) and the hordes of the Hyrkanians. Turan and Hyrkania later collapsed, and the Vanir took over Stygia. Fifteen hundred years later in 9500 BC, another cataclysm toppled the existing civilizations and formed the current Earth.[7][12]



The Hyborian Age seemingly started circa 17,000 to 15,000 BC.[13]

The Hyborian Age of Conan was set around 10,000 BC.[14][15] (12 thousand years)[16][17][18]

The Hyborian Age ended in approximately 8000 BC.[19]


Selene Gallio (Earth-616) from X-Necrosha Vol 1 1 0001

The birth of the (possibly) first mutant: Selene

Lesser Cataclysm

For the full presentation of this event, please consult the Lesser Cataclysm page.


The Rise of the Hyborians (17,000-15,000 BC)


Selene's birth (15,000 BC)

17,000 years ago, Selene was born in Central Europe.[24] She is as far as we know the oldest mutant with a clear era of birth.

The Hyborian Kingdoms's rise (14,000 BC)


13,000 BC

Fall of Acheron

For the full presentation of this event, please consult the Fall of Acheron page.


Neyaphem from Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 422 0001

15.000 years old mutants in a mass grave

Neyaphem and Cheyarafim

A mutant civilization carbon-dated to be 15.000 years old existed in modern-day Isla des Demonas[28] That civilization, built by the demon-looking mutants known as Neyaphem and led by Azazel who called himself Satan, enslaved humanity. That civilization eventually ended when the Neyaphem were repelled to another dimension by the "Angels", the Cheyarafim, another early group of mutants.[29]

Inhuman development (11,000 BC)

13.000 years ago,[30][31] Randac was King of the Inhumans.[32] Randac found the Terrigen Mists. Subjecting himself to immersion in the Terrigen Mist and gained godlike powers.[33] through the activation of the latent mutant genes carried by all Inhumans.[34] A Kree Sentry examined Randac, and judged that the Kree's goals were reached.[35] The Terrigenesis concept provoked a schism in the Inhumans[33][36] Many groups of Inhumans departed Attilan at various dates (names and dates are known to Attilan's Inhumans, but without much consideration from them),[37] many Inhuman tribes left Attilan to create their own cities, or blend among humans.[33] A few of those "Lost Tribes" even departed to space. Fewer of those tribes returned to Earth later.[38]

Age of Conan (10,000 BC)


Collapse of the Hyborian world (9,500 BC)


Neolithic revolution (9,000 BC)

The neolithic revolution, and the and domestication of animals by humans, was stated to date back to 9000 BC.[28]

After the Hyborian Age

Post-Hyborian Cataclysm (8,000 BC)

For the full presentation of this event, please consult the Post-Hyborian Cataclysm page.


Olympian worship

The Olympian gods sought worshipers. While Neptune became the patron god of the Atlanteans (Homo mermanus), Zeus lay Mount Olympus near the Eternals' city of Olympia, thereby deciding that the Olympians would be worshiped by the people of the land now known as Greece.[44]

Alternate Realities












  • No special notes.


  • No trivia.

See Also

Links and References

  • None.


  1. Marvel Zombies Handbook #1; Demons' entry
  2. Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; The Annunaki's entry
  3. Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; Inanna's entry
  4. Conan the Barbarian #91
  5. Savage Sword of Conan #90's summary
  6. Conan the Barbarian #42
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Blockbusters of the Marvel Universe #1
  8. Savage Sword of Conan #12; The Haunters of Castle Crimson's recap
  9. Savage Sword of Conan #12; Table of Contents
  10. 10.0 10.1 Handbook of the Conan Universe #1; Sorcery and Demoncraft's entry
  11. Savage Sword of Conan #230; Shall Python Fall
  12. 12.0 12.1 Official Handbook of the Conan Universe #1
  13. 13.0 13.1 Savage Sword of Conan #8; The Hyborian Age - Chapter 2: The Rise of the Hyborians
  14. Savage Sword of Conan #11; Map in The Abode of the Damned story's recap
  15. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 4 #18; Dracula's entry
  16. Conan the Barbarian #12; The Blood of the Dragon!
  17. Conan the Barbarian #36
  18. Handbook of the Conan Universe #1; Robert Ervin Howard's entry
  19. Marvel Atlas #1; Greece's entry
  20. Savage Sword of Conan #8; The Hyborian Age - Chapter 2
  21. Savage Sword of Conan #12; The Hyborian Age - Chapter 3
  22. Handbook of the Conan Universe #1; Atlantis and the Pre-Cataclysmic Age's entry
  23. 23.0 23.1 All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #1; Atlantis' entry
  24. X-Necrosha #1
  25. Savage Sword of Conan #12; The Hyborian Age - Chapter 3: The Hyborian Kingdoms
  26. Giant-Size Conan #1; Conan the Conqueror - The Hour of the Dragon - Chapter One
  27. Savage Sword of Conan #230
  28. 28.0 28.1 Uncanny X-Men #422
  29. Uncanny X-Men #433
  30. Uncanny Inhumans #1
  31. Uncanny Inhumans #4
  32. Thor #146
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 Inhumanity #1
  34. Silent War #1's resume
  35. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 4 #14; Inhumans' entry
  36. New Avengers Vol 3 #10
  37. All-New Inhumans #7
  38. Infinity #4
  39. Savage Sword of Conan #15; The Hyborian Age - Chapter 4: The Beginning of the End
  40. Savage Sword of Conan #16; The Hyborian Age - Chapter 5: The Fire and Slaughter
  41. Savage Sword of Conan #17; The Hyborian Age - Chapter 6: Darkness... and the Dawn
  42. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Mystic Arcana: The Book of Marvel Magic #1; Tribe of the Moon's entry
  43. Savage Sword of Conan #17; The Hyborian Age - Chapter 6
  44. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #8; Olympians' entry
  45. Savage Sword of Conan #93
  46. Savage Sword of Conan #104
  47. What If? #34; King Conan were Bing Conan on the road to Hyboria
  48. What If? #13
  49. Savage Sword of Conan #59; The City of Skulls
  50. What If? #39

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

Bring Your Marvel Movies Together