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Origins

Zugthuu the Slitherer was a god during the Pre-Cataclysmic Age.[4][2]

Presumably for some nameless crime beyond imagination, he was cast by a higher being,[4] possibly Valka,[2] into the demonic form[4] of a worm-demon.[6]

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,[4] as part of their unholy worship of Zugthuu.[6]

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.[4]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Savage Sword of Conan #2; Summary
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z #3; Demons' entry
  3. Savage Sword of Conan #14; Table of Contents: A Kull Glossary
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Savage Sword of Conan #2; Black Abyss
  5. 5.0 5.1 Savage Sword of Conan #14; A King Kull Glossary, Zogthuu's profile
  6. 6.0 6.1 Conan Saga #97; The King Kull Comics Chronology: Malice in Valusia
  7. Savage Sword of Conan #4; Swords and Scrolls: Readers' Poll
  8. Savage Sword of Conan #2; Table of Contents
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