After the Great Cataclysm
Zothique was one of the colonies, along with Poseidonis and Mayapan, established by Atlanteans after the Great Cataclysm on the east coast of the new continent formed from the upheaval of the Pictish islands as the mountain peak of a new continent.
The Post-Hyborian Cataclysm happened circa 8,000 BC virtually erased evidence of the existence of society developed on Zothique (as well as on Antillia, Ptahuacan, Avalon, Mayapan, Opar, and Ruta).
Points of Interest
- Zothique is an imagined future continent in short stories by Clark Ashton Smith. Zothique is also the title of the cycle of tales which take place there. Mentioned in "The Dweller in Darkness" by August Derleth, it is part of the Cthulhu Mythos.
- In the "The Necromancers of Na'at", in Conan the Savage #10 (May, 1996), it is stated that the continent to the west of the Antillia was known as "Mayapan", while Na'at's necromancers Vacharn, Wokal and Uldulla stated it was known as "Zothique" to those who dwelt there. Vacharn later mentioned "continents west of Atlantis.
- Atlantis's entry in the All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #1 (January, 2006) and the Great Cataclysm's entry in Blockbusters of the Marvel Universe #1 (January, 2011) both list Mayapan and Zothique as distinct locations.
- A few locations set in Zothique in the original stories were mentioned in Marvel Comics, though not stated to be on Zothique:
- Zul-Bah-Sair ("Zul-Bha-Sair" in the original stories) and Chaon Gacca in "Swordless in Zamboula" (Savage Sword of Conan #195; March, 1992),
- Calyz, in "The Necromancers of Na'at" (Conan the Savage #10; May, 1996), though that last story was located in Na'at ("Naat" in the original stories), and mentioned Zothique and Oroth, one of its cities.
- Appearances of Zothique
- Minor Appearances of Zothique
- 1 Media Zothique was Mentioned in
- Images featuring Zothique
- Location Gallery: Zothique
- 4 locations in Zothique
Links and References
- ↑ Blockbusters of the Marvel Universe #1; Great Cataclysm's entry
- ↑ Conan the Savage #10; The Necromancers of Na'at
- ↑ All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #1; Atlantis' entry
- ↑ Jim Rockhill, "As Shadows Wait Upon the Sun: Clark Ashton Smith’s Zothique." in Scott Connors, ed. The Freedom of Fantastic Things: Selected Criticism on Clark Ashton Smith. New York: Hippocampus Press, 2006. ISBN 978-0976159254 (p. 277-292).