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Thuria was, during the Pre-Cataclysmic Age, one of the Earth largest land masses although smaller continents such as Atlantis and the Eastern continent Mu existed, as did several island chains. Most of the Earth was unexplored wilderness but contained scattered clans of primitive humans.[citation needed]

One of the nations to exist at the time was Valusia with its capital the City of Wonders ruled by King Kull.[6]

Thuria later became Hyboria, then later Europe, Asia, and Africa.[7]

History

Great Cataclysm

In 18,000 B.C. Atlantis sank beneath the ocean during what is known as the Great Cataclysm. This event changed the landscape of the world which would be known as Hyboria.[citation needed]

Points of Interest

Thurian Continent

The Nameless Isle (Siojina-Kisua) was a remnant[9] (or more likely an island possession) of Valusia.[10]

Minor isles around Thuria included Zahrahn (seemingly off its western or northern coast, see notes on Zahrahn's page).

On the mainland or on islands, Grebuhl and Auuroghan were seemingly sea-ports on the Nespian Trade Routes.[11]

Neighboring Landmasses

Notes

  • "Thuranian" was used as an adjective form for Thuria,[14] although it may be the result of a confusion between Thuria and Thurania, a Thurian kingdom.
  • Thuria is sometimes erroneously stated to later be known as the Americas.[15]

See Also

Links and References

References

  1. Savage Sword of Conan #6; The Sleeper Beneath the Sands
  2. Savage Sword of Conan #8; The Hyborian Age Chapter 2: The Rise of the Hyborians
  3. Savage Sword of Conan #14; A Kull Glossary, map
  4. Kull the Destroyer #16
  5. Kull the Conqueror #5
  6. Conan the Barbarian #1
  7. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z #6; Jennifer Kale's entry
  8. Savage Sword of Conan #14; A Kull Glossary: Camoonian Deserts' entry
  9. Savage Sword of Conan #40; A Dream of Blood
  10. Savage Sword of Conan #38; A Gazetteer of the Hyborian Age, Part VI, Nameless Isle (Siojina-Kisua)'s entry
  11. Savage Sword of Conan #64; The Children of Rhan
  12. Kull the Conqueror #6
  13. Conan Saga #97; The Kull Comics Chronology: The Evil Beyond - The Horror Below
  14. Kull and the Barbarians #2; The Teeth of the Dragon
  15. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Mystic Arcana: The Book of Marvel Magic #1; Zhered-Na's profile
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