This page merge many beings sometimes believed to be the same entity, and could be split in the future regarding the publication of new material.

Pre-Cataclysmic Age

Kulthas' was an evil deity,[8] and his name was invoked during the Pre-Cataclysmic Age.[5][6]

Hyborian age

During the Hyborian age, the sorcerer Ranephi possessed a scroll or a tome from Kathulos the Slave-Seer, whom he destroyed (along with the books of Skelos and Vathelos, among others) to prevent it from falling into Conan's hand.[1]

Kulthas' name was, along with Rama's and Vramma's, used by Conan (under Gimil-Ishbi's advice) to bind Ardat Lili and confront her mate Lilitu.[4] His name was one of many invoked by Dharmi Shan.[7]

Modern Age


  • Kathulos was first mentioned by Robert E. Howard in "Skull-Face" (October-December, 1929), and was later used as "L'mur-Kathulos" in H.P. Lovecraft's "The Whisperer in Darkness" (August, 1931).
  • Kulthas was created by Robert E. Howard in "The Curse of the Golden Skull".[8]
  • The Appendix considers Kathulos the Living Planet and Kultas to be the same entity,[11][12] while they separate Kathulos the Slave-seer from Kathulos the Living Planet.[13]

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