Real Name: Sylvanna

Identity/Class: Demon (Hyborian Era)

Occupation: Wood demon

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Conan, Ferus

Known Relatives: unnamed sister

Aliases: Sylvana, Were-boar

Base of Operations: Woods in Cimmeria

First Appearance: Savage Sword of Conan#83/2 (December, 1982)

Powers/Abilities: Sylvanna had shapeshifting powers. Her true form was a big, furred boar with long tusks. She could assume the form of a beautiful girl with deep black, long hair and with a slightly furry female-like figure. She, as with the rest of her kin, would kill people for their sustenance, making love with them or simply kissing them, thereby draining them of their lifeforce to leave only bones and dust.


(Savage Sword of Conan#83/2 - BTS) - Sylvanna and her sister were riding in the woods of Cimmeria in their human forms, and heard humans hunting wild boars. 

(Savage Sword of Conan#83/2) - They found two young Cimmerian warriors, Conan and Ferus, who had just killed a boar for food. The two sisters, who also needed food, had then found their prey. They pulled the warriors' legs and lured them into following them. Sylvanna feigned attraction for Conan, while her sister seduced Ferus.

Sylvanna in her boar form    Just before Sylvanna could kiss Conan, a shriek interrupted them. Conan ran and saw Ferus crumble to dust, leaving only his bones. Sylvanna watched while her sister transformed in a great boar and attacked Conan, but she was killed by the strong warrior. Conan was now without a sword to defend himself, and was easy prey for Sylvanna, but she claimed that her race, too, killed for sustenance and not for sport. She had already fed that day, so let Conan her go free.

Comments: Created by Alan Zelenetz (writer) and Mary Wilshire (pencils and inks).

Maybe Sylvanna called the other demon boar "sister" only because they were of the same race.

Profile by Spidermay.

Sylvanna and her sister have no known connections to

Ferus has no known connections to


Sylvanna's sister

Sylvanna's sister was also a demon-boar. In her human form, she resembled a wonderful warrior-woman with mount and bow.


Sylvanna attacks Conan

    It did not take too long for her to lure Ferus into her arms and let him claim that he had killed a bristled boar shortly before. She kissed Ferus and in a few seconds, his lifeforce was stolen. When Conan arrived, she started her transformation, from girl to black furred were-boar and then into a big demon boar. She attacked Conan, but was killed by him.




--Savage Sword of Conan#83/2



Ferus was a young Cimmerian warrior and friend of Conan. In the early spring, some time after the Battle of Venarium, Ferus and Conan were hunting in the woods to find food for their village because their fathers were off on matters of war. After Conan killed a boar, Ferus and Conan were approached by two beautiful warrior-women and the two men were excited to show them some Cimmerian gallantry. Unfortunately for Ferus, he strayed away from Conan with one of the women and kissed her. She devoured his life essence and Ferus screamed, managing to warn Conan of the demons. He was soon avenged by Conan.


--Savage Sword of Conan#83/2

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Savage Sword of Conan#83/2, p6, pan5 (Sylvanna in human form)
Savage Sword of Conan#83/2, p6, pan4 (Sylvanna, head shot)
Savage Sword of Conan#83/2, p6, pan3 (Sylvanna in boar form)
Savage Sword of Conan#83/2, p5, pan4 (Sylvanna's sister during the transformation)
Savage Sword of Conan#83/2, p5, pan5 (Sylvanna's sister fully transformed attacking Conan)
Savage Sword of Conan#83/2, p1, pan3 (Ferus)

Other Appearances: None

Last updated: 07/29/08

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