Age of Kull (18,500 BC)
That giant slug-like creature was held in the undergrounds of Kamula, Valusia, where the decadent court of Kamula (including Baron Ergon of the Northern Shore, the girl Zareta, and Taligaro the poet) held twisted rites, as part of their unholy worship of Zugthuu.
On a visit of King Kull accompanied by Brule and a few Pict, one of them, Grogar, was abducted for such ceremony. Kull interrupted the rite, slaughtering his hosts, then attacked the sluggish creature. While slashing it in vain, Kull recognized in its eyes a pain originated from the sadness of an intelligent mind locked in a primeval form. He stopped and instead set the monster aflame, as an act of inspiration or compassion. Before fleeing with Grogar, Kull saw gratitude in the eyes of the creature.
- Zugthuu the Slitherer was created in "Black Abyss" (1967), a story completed by Lin Carter from an unfinished manuscript by Robert E. Howard (Lin Carter named that character). The story was adapted in "Beast from the Abyss" (Savage Sword of Conan #2; October, 1974) by Steve Englehart and Howard Chaykin.
- Zugthuu's first reference in Marvel Comics was erroneously stated in the Demons' entry of the Marvel Zombies: The Book of Angels, Demons & Various Monstrosities #1 (September, 2007) to occur in Savage Sword of Conan #1 (August, 1974) instead of in Savage Sword of Conan #2 (October, 1974).
- 1 appearance(s) of Zugthuu (Earth-616)
- 1 mention(s) of Zugthuu (Earth-616)
- 2 mention(s) in handbook(s) of Zugthuu (Earth-616)
- 1 image(s) of Zugthuu (Earth-616)