Real Name: Elanna
Identity/Class: Human variant? (Homo mermani),
era, magic user;
Occupation: Queen of the Western Sea Tribe
Group Membership: Atlanteans;
formerly the Western Sea Tribe
Enemies: Stegor, Orrek, formerly Kamuu
Known Relatives: Tanas (husband), Zartra (daughter)
Base of Operations: Formerly Western Sea, Atlantis, @ 6000 B.C.
First Appearance: Sub Mariner I#64/2 (August, 1973)
Powers/Abilities: Elanna is a member of the Homo mermani,
granting her enhanced human strength, the ability to see in near total darkness
and withstand the great cold and pressures at the ocean's depths. He can breathe
underwater, but would suffocate on land.
She had the power of precognition (see the future) and various other abilities granted via sorcery. She is also a skilled swordswoman and rides atop a manta.
History: (Sub Mariner I#64/2) <6, 000 BC> - 12,000 years (see comments) after the Great Cataclysm that sunk Atlantis, Elanna followed the army of his husband Tanas. They reached the ruins of Atlantis to conquer its hidden treasures but had to fight with the army of the tribes of the Eastern Sea led by Stegor. Tanas was killed in duel by Stegor, but Elanna knew the result of the fight before its start. So, she mounted on her manta, took the command of the army and entered in the fight. Saving the Flag, she challenged Stegor and killed him, also this time, she had known the result of the duel before it started. She then led her people to the conquest of the ruins of Atlantis.
(Sub Mariner I#66/2 (fb)- BTS) - She sent her daughter Zartra near the ruins of the ancient Temple of Bishru, knowing that she would meet Kamuu and that their respective people would be reunited.
Comments: Created by Steve Gerber, Howard Chaykin and Joe Sinnot.
The Great Cataclysm happened in 18000
B.C. Read it. Learn it. Live it.
Sub-Mariner I#64/2 states that Kamuu found the sword of his predecessor 5000 years after the Great Cataclysm, which would put it at 13,000 BC.
In Saga of the Sub-Mariner#1, Namor says that the Homo Mermani appeared about 10000 years after the sunk of Atlantis, which would put it at 8,000 BC.
In the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#1: Atlantis, the appearance of Homo mermani is dated as ten thousand years ago, or 8,000 B.C. Further, it states that they wandered as nomads for millennia, until 8,000 year ago, or 6,000 BC. It also correctly states this as being 12,000 years since the Great Cataclysm. Kamuu's founding of the undersea city of Atlantis occurred at this time.
In this case, we have to go with fact repeated fairly consistently over decades over the original story. Earlier on, the timing of the Great Cataclysm and the founding of undersea Atlantis was less well defined, so I'm going with it being founded @ 6,000 BC.
Elanna has no known connections to
Tanas was the King of the Tribe of the Western Sea. His people and he arrived at the ruins of the ancient sunken City of Atlantis to conquer its hidden treasures.
But also the Tribes of the Eastern Sea wanted the City of Atlantis, so the war began. But before the fight, the two Kings had to duel. Tanas was killed by Stegor.
--Sub Mariner I#64/2
Sub Mariner I#64/2, page 5, panel 4 (Elanna with the Flag)
Sub Mariner I#64/2, page 3, panel 3 (Elanna - head shot)
Sub Mariner I#64/2, page 1, panel 4 (Tanas)
Other appearances: None
Last updated: 03/28/05
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