Real Name: Apparently none (see comments)
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Druff) god
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Ceffyad the Righteous, Kly'bn, Sl'gur't,
numerous defeated extraterrestrial gods (including Hadith the Omen-Maker);
formerly Druff worshipers
Enemies: Amadeus Cho, God Squad
Snowbird/Narya), Kerberos (actually a Skrull impostor), Kly'bn, Sl'gur't
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Skrull Dreamtime;
First Appearance: (Seen as a statue,
mentioned): Incredible Hercules I#118 (August, 2008);
(fully seen, unidentified): Incredible Hercules I#119 (September, 2008)
Powers/Abilities: Blessed-of-Litters did not
directly display any particular superhuman powers though, being a god,
it likely possessed some sort of superhuman powers. It did appear at
two different sizes, suggesting some sort of size or shape-changing
ability (see comments).
Its appearance resembled a large mass with tentacles
protruding from the top.
Height: Possibly variable (see comments)
Weight: Possibly variable (see comments)
History: (Incredible Hercules I#118 (fb) - BTS) - The extraterrestrial Druff race of Ryas worshiped the nameless Blessed-of-Litters, awaiting for Blessed-of-Litters to deem several multiple-moon eclipses auspicious enough for the race to reproduce asexually. Blessed-of-Litters stood for the noblest values of the Druffs. The extraterrestrial Skrulls eventually conquered Ryas and Blessed-of-Litters, building temples to their own gods, Kly'bn the Eternal and Sl'gur't of the Infinite Names. These temples were decorated with statues of gods conquered by the Skrulls, including Blessed-of-Litters.
(Incredible Hercules I#119 (fb) - BTS) -
Blessed-of-Litters' shattered remains were sent to the Dreamtime
dimension, where its remains orbited the palace of Kly'bn and Sl'gur't
alongside the remains of thousands of other deities conquered by the
(Incredible Hercules I#118 - BTS) - Over time, the statue of Blessed-of-Litters was looked at as a cultural carcass of its own massacred worshipers, forgotten by all except the conquering Skrulls themselves. When several heroic gods banded together as the God Squad in an attempt to destroy the Skrull gods, the Eternal Ajak, who had learned of Blessed-of-Litters' conquering from the cosmic Celestials, reminded his teammates that if they failed in their quest, their heads would join those of Blessed-of-Litters and many others.
(Incredible Hercules I#119) - When the God Squad
arrived at Kly'bn and Sl'gur't's palace in Skrull Dreamtime, they were
stunned to see the remains of Blessed-of-Litters and the thousands of
other conquered gods orbiting the palace. As the God Squad's presence
at the palace became known, the remains of Blessed-of-Litters, Ceffyad
the Righteous and numerous other gods seemed to spring to life and
attack the God Squad.
Comments: Created by Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, Rafa Sandoval and Roger Bonet.
Blessed-of-Litters was specifically listed as "nameless" in Incredible Hercules I#118, so presumably it had no real name, and Blessed-of-Litters was a descriptive term or a name that others gave it.
Blessed-of-Litters was seen at varying sizes in the two panels on which it actually appeared. In the two-page spread it is first actually seen in, it appeared large around to orbit an entire palace but during the God Squad's fight with the conquered deities, it appeared smaller than Snowbird's human form, suggesting some form of size-changing ability.
It was unclear what became of Blessed-of-Litters during the attack on the God Squad. Demogorge devoured several of the alien deities and Snowbird also destroyed many. It's possible Blessed-of-Litters was destroyed in the battle but even if it was, it's likely it could be resurrected in some way.
I listed Kly'bn and Sl'gur't as both Affiliations and Enemies because they conquered Blessed-of-Litters and essentially had Blessed-of-Litters and other defeated gods acting on their behalf. So....definitely enemies but at the same time, kind of forced into serving them as well, which makes them affiliations as well (even if they were unwilling affiliations)...
Blessed-of-Litters was not identified at all in Incredible Hercules I#119 but a statue of the deity was shown & identified in #118. The deity pictured in this profile (images taken from #119) strongly resemble the statue in #118 (blobby mass with tentacles on top) and the deity Ceffyad is seen & identified attacking the God Squad in #119 alongside thousands of other defeated alien gods. Given that a statue of Ceffyad is seen next to Blessed-of-Litters in #118 and Ceffyad is later attacking the God Squad with numerous other alien deities, it stands to reason that the unidentified attacking alien god that strongly resembles the statue of Blessed-of-Litters probably IS Blessed-of-Litters, even if it was not identified by name in #119.
This profile was completed 9/08/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.
Profile by Proto-Man.
Blessed-of-Litters has no known connections to:
images: (without ads)
Incredible Hercules I#119, p3-4, splash page (Blessed-of-Litters, main image)
Incredible Hercules I#119, p13, pan4 (Blessed-of-Litters, headshot)
Incredible Hercules I#118, p1, pan3 (statue of Blessed-of-Litters)
Incredible Hercules I#118 (August, 2008) - Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente (writers), Rafa Sandoval (pencils), Roger Bonet (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Incredible Hercules I#119 (September, 2008) - Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente (writers), Rafa Sandoval (pencils), Roger Benet (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
First Posted: 09/12/2021
Last updated: 01/23/2022
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