Membership: Several (names unrevealed)

Purpose: To provide for and worship the goddess Selene

Affiliations: Selene

Enemies: Magma, New Mutants (Cannonball, Mirage, Sunspot, Wolfsbane)

Base of Operations: Nova Roma in the Brazilian rainforest

First Appearance: New Mutants I#10 (December, 1983)


(New Mutants I#10 (fb) - BTS) - Among the colony of Nova Roma in the Brazilian rainforest, several citizens chose to follow and worship Selene over the centuries, securing sacrifices for her to keep her youthful. They named themselves the Cult of Fire.

(New Mutants I#10) - At Selene's command, the Cult gathered three young women: Amara Aquilla, Mirage (Danielle Moonstar), and a young Nova Roman girl, who was fed to the molten lava in the catacombs beneath the city, allowing Selene to drain her life. As Selene prepared to sacrifice Amara, Mirage scared them away with a mental image of Selene draining their lives. Selene soon drove Amara into the lava, and she emerged as a fiery mutant, shaking the cavern with earthquakes.

(New Mutants I#11) - Selene, drained from fighting Amara, caused rocks to push all of the Cult into the lava, and she absorbed the energies from their deaths, resuming her youthful appearance.

Comments: Created by Chris Claremont, Sal Buscema & Tom Mandrake.

Profile by Chadman.

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New Mutants I#10, p14, pan1 (main)
New Mutants I#11, p3, pan2&3 (2nd)

New Mutants I#10-11 (December, 1983-January, 1984) - Chris Claremont (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Tom Mandrake (inker), Louise Jones (editor)

Last updated: 08/03/07.

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