ENITHARMON the WEAVER
Real Name: Enitharmon
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (unidentified realm) magic-user
Occupation: Sorcerer, weaver
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Agamotto, Dr. Strange, Ginnuga-Ghosts, Kaluu, the Norns, Rintrah, "those who dream the suns"
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Weaver of Mysteries
Base of Operations: A house within an unidentified extradimensional realm
First Appearance: Dr. Strange II#78 (August, 1986)
Powers/Abilities: Enitharmon is a master sorcerer and is apparently extremely long-lived. He is particular skilled with examining and manipulating threads, whether these be threads of life or fabric. He can open interdimensional portals with relative ease. The full extent of his powers is unrevealed. Enitharmon believes that no life or story can be thought of as a simple line, that all true experience is woven.
(Dr. Strange II#78 (fb) - BTS) - Enitharmon is incredibly ancient and reclusive.
(Dr. Strange II#78 (fb) - BTS) - Enitharmon studied the woven experiences from the Norns, the Ginnuga-Ghosts, and "those who dream the suns." He learned many interesting patterns and fabrics.
(Dr. Strange II#78 (fb) - BTS) - Enitharmon once met the being who wove the Cloak of Levitation that would eventually become Dr. Strange's. Enitharmon later described that being as far greater than himself.
(Dr. Strange II#78) - After Dr. Strange's Cloak of Levitation
was badly damaged by the demon Khat, Strange's efforts to repair it met with
disaster. Searching his scrolls, he found an oblique reference to Enitharmon.
Strange then cast a spell that opened a portal to Enitharmon's realm and
traveled to Enitharmon's house. The door opened as he approached, and he entered
and hailed Enitharmon. Unable to see Strange clearly due to poor vision,
Enitharmon called Strange down to a lower level, and then tasted Strange's
life-thread. Acknowledging that Agamotto had spoken highly of Strange's realm,
Enitharmon offered his services to Strange. Strange showed him the damaged Cloak
and told him how it had been damaged. Enitharmon recognized the Cloak and told
him he should be ashamed to have allowed so precious a treasure to be hurt, but
he agreed to repair it. Enitharmon took the Cloak, telling Strange it would take
time and he would name his price to him later. In the meantime, Enitharmon
encouraged Strange to have a look around his place while he shared his
philosophy on life. Enitharmon identified one of his weaves as a subtle cloth,
one woven into every fabric of pain and hatred; it offered passage into the
world of shadow. Beyond that cloth, Strange sensed a human in danger, and he
told Enitharmon he had to check it out. Enitharmon had known that Strange would
do this, and so he told him to go, that he would deliver the Cloak when it was
Via the cloth, Strange entered the Darkforce dimension and passed through to the woman Ecstacy, who had usurped the power of the mutant Cloak (Tyrone Johnson).
(Dr. Strange II#81 (fb) - BTS, 80-81 - BTS) - After Strange had been injured in battle with a servant of the evil sorcerer Urthona, Enitharmon sent his apprentice, Rintrah, to return the completed Cloak of Levitation and to aid Strange against Urthona. Rintrah served as host body to Strange's astral self while his body healed and helped him defeat Urthona.
(Strange Tales II#15/3) - Enitharmon the Weaver materialized on an extradimensional plane to help Dr. Strange, who had sacrificed his own identity in order to become a more powerful being and overcome Shuma-Gorath. As the power-mad Strange threatened to destroy his erstwhile ally Kaluu, Enitharmon summoned Strange before him, telling him it was now time for Strange to pay the price for his restoring his Cloak. Enitharmon told him that that price was returning to his identity as Dr. Strange, but Strange still lacked his own ego at that point (or something along those lines; it was a crazy story). Still, Enitharmon complemented Kaluu on the progress he had already made, and then told them both to come with him, as they had a pattern to weave.
(Strange Tales II#16/2) - Joined by Rintrah, Enitharmon (both of whom were made to appear human via an illusion cast by Kaluu) and Kaluu brought Strange back to the house in which he had been born in hopes of restoring his ego. Enitharmon then sorted through the lines in Strange's life, finding one that glowed with the strength of desire, finding a loveless relationship with a woman named Kimberly. This memory did not have the strength to restore Strange, and Enitharmon led the others towards a memory at med school where he briefly glimpsed a woman -- he named her "Alice Blue Gown" in his mind -- who represented everything he had ever wanted and everything he could not have. This memory did touch Strange's mind, and Enitharmon and Kaluu combined their powers in a futile effort to restrain Strange. Before Strange could break free, however, Kaluu convinced Strange to introduce himself to the woman in the memory. As he said, "Hello, my name is Stephen Strange" he restored his own ego.
(Strange Tales II#17/2) - Enitharmon, Kaluu, Rintrah, and Strange traveled to the Plaza hotel to Kaluu's residence. Enitharmon noted that his part in the pattern of Strange's life was fulfilled, and he and Rintrah returned to their dimension. Before he left, Enitharmon told Strange that his life-thread was now strong and he was ready to deal with that which was to come; further, he thanked Strange for the many valuable lessons he had provided to Rintrah -- he would see how many of them Rintrah had truly absorbed.
(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#5 (fb) - BTS) - Having taught Rintrah all he could (or perhaps all he cared to), Enitharmon ended his apprentice ship and sent him to seek out Dr. Strange as his mentor.
Comments: Created by Peter Gillis, Chris Warner, and Randy Emberlin.
Interestingly, Enitharmon named Strange's home dimension as "Eden."
Profile by Snood.
No KNOWN connections to:
Little is known about this realm, though it apparently has an atmosphere breathable to humans and it has many of the same physical laws as Earth's dimension.
Rintrah's homeworld, R'Vaal, apparently exists within the same dimension, though it is unconfirmed whether the world on which Enitharmon lives is R'Vaal.
--Dr. Strange II#78
It is adorned with many of the fabrics on which he has worked.
--Dr. Strange II#78
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Dr. Strange II#78, p11, panel 5 (Enitharmon's realm)
p12, panel 1 & 3 (house exterior & interior)
panel 4 (full body)
p13, panel 1 (face, side view)
p16, panel 4 (face, front view)
Dr. Strange II#78, 80 (August, December, 1986) - by Peter Gillis (writer), Chris Warner (penciler), Randy Emberlin (inker), Carl Potts (editor)
Dr. Strange II#81 (February, 1987) - by Peter Gillis (writer), Chris Warner (penciler), Randy Emberlin (inker), Carl Potts (editor)
Strange Tales II#15/3, 16/2, 17/2 (June, 1988) - by Peter Gillis (writer), Richard Case (penciler), Randy Emberlin (inker), Carl Potts (editor)
Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#5 (July, 1989) - by Roy & Dann Thomas (writers), Jackson Guice (penciler), Jose Marzan, Jr. (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Last updated: 11/10/06
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