Real Name: Inti
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Hanan Pacha) god (Apu)
Occupation: God of the sun
Group Membership: The Apu
Kon, Mama Cocha, Mama Quilla, Supay, Urcuchillay, Viracocha,
Parthenos, Buddha, Hodiak,
Hunab Ku, Izanagi-No-Mikoto,
Affiliations: Ajak, Amatsu-Mikaboshi,
Amadeus Cho, Council
of Godheads, Hercules (Heracles), Incan people, "Kirby"
(secretly a disguised Skrull), Snowbird (Narya);
formerly the Kamekeri
Enemies: None known
Known Relatives: Pachamama
(Gaea, wife), Viracocha (father), Mama Cocha (mother), Mama Quilla
(sister), Catequil, Supay (brothers), Manco Capac (son), Mama Ocollo
Base of Operations: Hanan Pacha
First Appearance: (Mentioned): Avengers III#28
(fully seen): Incredible Hercules I#116 (June, 2008)
Powers/Abilities: Inti is a true immortal and therefore, ceased aging upon reaching adulthood. He is immune to all known terrestrial diseases and is extremely resistant to physical injury, unable to die by conventional means. If he sustains an injury, he may use his own godly life force to recover at a superhuman rate.
Inti also possesses the typical superhuman physical attributes shared by all of the Apu, including superhuman strength (lifting at least 25 tons, if not more), superhuman endurance and his bodily tissue is 2 1/2 times more dense than an average human.
According to legend and myths, Inti is capable of
projecting sun-like rays and flames from his face, although he has yet
to be seen utilizing this ability and it was unclear if the rays and
flame project from his face itself or from the sun-like headdress he
Height: 6'3" (by approximation)
Weight: 500 lbs. (by approximation)
Hair: Unrevealed (see comments)
History: (Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica - The Apu entry - BTS) - According to legend, the Apu Sky Father Viracocha and sea goddess Mama Cocha decided to bring light to the dark world by creating the sun god Inti on the "Island of the Sun" (the modern day Isla del Sol in Bolivia). After Viracocha and Mama Cocha created several other Apu such as Supay and Catequil, Viracocha eventually retreated to the realm of Hanan Pacha and left Inti in charge of Earthly affairs, as the Inca and other Aymaran- and Quechuan-speaking peoples near the Andes Mountains had begun worshiping the Apu by 2000 B.C.
(Myth) - Inti and Pachamama, whom he took as his
wife, were regarded by their followers as benevolent deities. At some
point, Inti instructed his son Manco Capac and daughter Mama Ocollo in
the ways of civilization and sent them to Earth to teach mankind. He
also supposedly ordered the children to build the Incan capital, where
a divine wedge would fall.
(Avengers III#28 (fb) - BTS) - In ancient times, the people of the Kamekeri worshiped Inti among many other gods, and the gods were part of the Kamekeri's daily lives, governing harvests and even laws. When Christianity was brought to the Kamekeri, they gave up worshiping Inti and the various other gods in favor of Christian beliefs. Without the Kamekeri as followers, Inti and the other gods departed the area for the skies and gave up support for their former followers.
(Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica - The
Apu entry - BTS) - By the 16th century, all worshipers of Inti and the
Apu were apparently either killed or converted to Christianity by
conquistadors, acts that prompted Inti and the remaining Apu to also
retreat to Hanan Pacha. Some secluded areas, such as the hidden city of el Dorado, continued to worship Inti and the Apu.
(Incredible Hercules I#116) - Inti was summoned by the Olympian Athena to a meeting of the Council of Godheads, in which Athena hoped to gain the aid of the various pantheons against the extraterrestrial Skrulls.
(Incredible Hercules I#117) - When
hope that the various pantheons of the Council of Godheads would
present champions to act against the Skrull deities, Inti watched as
Hodiak, representing the gods of the north, offered up the heroic
Snowbird as their representative. Inti himself, speaking on behalf of
the gods of the south, then revealed the southern gods' champion, the
Eternal Ajak (whom Inti referred to as Tecumotzin). After giving a
brief history of Ajak for the benefit of Athena and the other Council
members, Inti then stood and watched as Izanagi-No-Mikoto revealed the
chosen champion of the eastern gods: the Japanese Amatsu-Mikaboshi.
Comments: Adapted into Marvel Comics by Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, Rafa Sandoval and Roger Benet.
Mythological information was gathered from various sources including Brittanica.com and the Windows to the Universe website. Since this is a profile of Marvel's version of Inti, some information may contradict some of the real life legends.
The Marvel version of Inti's hair was never actually seen in any of his appearances, as he was always seen wearing a large headdress that obscured it.
Inti's mythological wife Pachamama would actually be an aspect of the Earth Mother Gaea.
This profile was completed 04/29/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.
Profile by Proto-Man.
Inti has no known connections to:
images: (without ads)
Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica, p11, the Apu entry main image (Inti, main image)
Incredible Hercules I#116, p21-22, pan3 (Inti, headshot)
Incredible Hercules I#117, p6, pan2 (Inti among the Council of Godheads)
Incredible Hercules I#117, p9, pan5 (Inti introducing Ajak)
Avengers III#28 (May, 2000) - Kurt Busiek (writer), George Perez (pencils), Al Vey (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Incredible Hercules I#116 (June, 2008) - Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente (writers), Rafa Sandoval (pencils), Roger Benet (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Incredible Hercules I#117 (July, 2008) - Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente (writers), Rafa Sandoval (pencils), Roger Benet (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica (2009) - Anthony Flamini (head writer, coordinator), Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, Paul Cornell (consulting writers), Kevin Sharpe (The Apu entry art), Jeff Youngquist (editor)
First Posted: 09/12/2021
Last updated: 09/10/2021
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