Real Name: Hyppus

Identity/Class: Elder God (Distant Past)

Occupation: Meal

Group Membership: Elder Gods

Affiliations: None


Known RelativesDemiurge (father);
Chthon, Set (brothers), Gaea, Issus, Oshtur (sisters), other Elder Gods (siblings);
see more distant relations via Chthon, Gaea, Oshtur & Set

Aliases: None

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)
Eyes: Grey
Hair: Brown


(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)

First Posted: 12/15/2016
Last updated: 12/15/2016

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

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