Thelic, or Thallic was a language seemingly originated in Ancient Atlantean, then used by the Hyborian Age's Cimmerians (descendants of the Atlanteans) and by peoples of the Savage Land's Pangea, an outpost of the Atlantean empire that survived annihilation during the Great Cataclysm.
History and users
Given Thelic was known among the Cimmerians and the Pangeans, the Ancient Atlantean/Thelic separation presumably occurred before the Great Cataclysm (and before Pangea's colonization). In this case, it is unclear if the Cimmerian Thelic and the Pangean Thelic is alike. It is also possible that there are independant strain of "Thelic", and Conan could also have mistaken Ancient Atlantean for Thelic.
In the Modern Age, Savage Land's Pangea's uppers classes, such as Queen Leanne of Zarhan who lived in the city of Lemura, by the Aerians, as well as by some inhabitants of the Savage Land proper, including both Shanna the She-Devil and Ka-Zar spoke Thallic/Thelic.
Thelic/Thallic wasn't listed among the major languages of the Savage Land.
- Thelic was created by Bruce Jones in "A New Dawn... a New World!", in Ka-Zar the Savage #1 (April, 1981). The next month, he also mentioned in the story "The Children of Rhan", in Savage Sword of Conan #64 (May, 1981).
- Reading a log, Conan states "It is Thelic, by grandmother's tongue!". It might be a typo, turning the statement that Conan's grandmother had Thelic for native language into a random invocation.
- The language was named "Thallic" in the "Through the Grapevine" fans' letters page's answer to Daniel Tobias.
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