Real Name: Hyppus
Identity/Class: Elder God (Distant Past)
Group Membership: Elder Gods
Known Relatives: Demiurge (father);
Chthon, Set (brothers), Gaea, Isuus, Oshtur (sisters), other Elder Gods (siblings);
see more distant relations via Chthon, Gaea, Oshtur & Set
Base of Operations: Mobile on Earth
First Appearance: Silver Surfer Annual I#2 (1989)
Powers/Abilities: Hyppus possessed a humanoid upper body and the lower body of a horse. As an Elder God he presumably possessed a variety of powers, which he never showed on panel. He was quick on his four hooves (though not quick enough) and presumably very tasty (horse meat is a delicacy in some countries).
Height: 7' (by approximation)
Weight: 1300 lbs. (by approximation)
(Silver Surfer Annual I#2/7) - Demiurge created Hyppus along with the other Elder Gods as one of the first example of terrestrial life. One day Set hunted down and devoured Hyppus to eliminate a potential rival and increase his own power by stealing Hyppus' life energies. Hyppus' murder made Set the first murderer.
Comments: Created by Peter Sanderson (writer), Mark Bagley (pencils) & Keith Williams (inks).
Hyppus was identified by name in the Demons entry in Marvel Zombies: Book of Angels, Demons, and various Monstrosities (2007).
As far as I can tell the name is a play on the Ancient Greek word for horse: hippos (alternate spelling hippus).
One can wonder what could've happened if Hyppus had survived. Would Centaurs have been a big thing aside from a few Inhumans and a race of demi-gods indirectly spawned by Zeus when he got offended at a guy?
Profile by Markus Raymond.
Hyppus has no known connection to:
Silver Surfer Annual#2, p62, pan1 (main image)
p62, pan2 (head shot)
p62, pan3 (eaten by Set)
Silver Surfer Annual I#2/7 (1989) - Peter Sanderson (writer), Mark Bagley (pencils), Keith Williams (inks), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Last updated: 12/15/16
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