That being has two origins:
- Erlik Khan was one of the Old Ones, extradimensional beings predating Earth.
- Erlik was a Tenger, sired by Tengri, the god of the Eternal Blue Sky who predated all things in central Asia, and coupled with Gaea to create the god Erlik, Gaea providing a physical body by shaping it from mud, and Tengri imbuing it with life essence (or kut).
Erlik, however, became prideful and arrogant, forcing Tengri to banish him to the underworld, where he became the god of death and evil. Tengri replaced Erlik as architect of the Earthly plane with Ulgen. The banished Erlik descended upon humanity with sin and disease, even finding a small group of worshipers during the Hyborian Age centuries before the other gods became popular.
The prophet known as the Tarim was worshiped as Erlik's living avatar and brought his worship to the Hyrkanian tribes who founded the Turanian Empire. Erlik was worshiped in Turan, Hyrkania, and Pah-Dishah.
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Strange Tales Vol 2 #5
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Marvel Zombies Handbook #1; Demons' entry
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Conan the Barbarian #19
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; Tenger's entry
- ↑ Conan the Barbarian #66
- ↑ Conan the Barbarian #26
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Handbook of the Conan Universe #1; Hyrkania's entry
- ↑ Conan the Barbarian #38
- ↑ Strange Tales Vol 2 #6
- ↑ All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #3; Council of Godheads's entry
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 Conan the Barbarian #23
- ↑ Conan the Barbarian #21
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