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KUARA

Real Name: Kuara

Identity/Class: Tenger god

Occupation: God of thunder

Group Membership: The Tenger (Mongolian gods)

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Unrevealed

Known Relatives: Tengri (father), Gaea (mother), Erlik, Koyash, Ulgen (brothers), Ay (sister), Raktavashi (nephew)

Aliases: Kvara

Base of Operations: Ergenekon

First Appearance: Thor & Hercules: Encyclopedia Mythologica (2009)

Powers/Abilities: Like other Tenger, Kuara possesses certain superhuman physical attributes. He is a true immortal and cannot die by conventional means. He is immune to all terrestrial diseases and resistant to conventional injury. If Kuara is wounded, his godly life force enables him to recover at a superhuman rate. His flesh and bone are about three times denser than similar human tissue, contributing to his superhuman strength and weight. Kuara can lift about 30 tons and his metabolism gives him superhuman endurance in all physical activities. He shoots lightning to attack his enemies and flies through unrevealed means.

Height:Unrevealed
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Unrevealed (likely brown)
Hair: Black

History:

(Thor & Hercules: Encyclopedia Mythologica) - Sky Father Tengri and Earth Mother Gaea sired a son, Erlik. Gaea provided Erlik physical form by shaping his body out of mud, and Tengri imbued the body with life essence ("kut"). But Erlik's dark nature forced Tengri to banish him to the netherworld. Despite this, Tengri and Gaea created other divine offspring, including the moon goddess Ay, the sun god Koyash, the thunder god Kuara, and the light god Ulgen. Tengri and Gaea were pleased with the results of these subsequent attempts at creation and set out to create humankind.

   For centuries, Kuara has dwelled in the home of the Tenger gods (except Erlik) called Ergenekon, a small "pocket" dimension adjacent to Earth; an interdimensional nexus point between Ergenekon and Earth that exists somewhere within the most remote regions of the Altai Mountains in Central Asia.

(History) - Around the 8th Century AD, Kaura was held in particular reverence by the early Danube Bulgars (suggesting interaction). However, Kuara appears to have had little recent interaction with his human followers (see comments).

Comments: Adapted by Anthony Flamini, Greg Pak, Fred Van Lante, Paul Cornell.

There is little info on Kuara, which is somewhat understandable; the Tenger religion was focused largely on the land, given the people's location. That said, Kuara has different aspects: to the Tatars, he was known as Kayraand a creator deity, suggesting a different perspective to his actual role of Tenger thunder god and the creator aspect is more aligned to Ulgen.

His similarity to Thor is obvious and some may suggest that he might have been Thor in disguise. A story including the Tenger pantheon would establish Kuara as a separate deity.

This profile was completed 7/13/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Kuara has no known connections to:


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Thor & Hercules: Encyclopedia Mythologica, p46 (main image)


Appearances:
Thor & Hercules: Encyclopedia Mythologica (2009) - Anthony Flamini, Greg Pak, Fred Van Lante & Paul Cornell (writers), Kevin Sharpe (Tenger art), Jeff Youngquist (editor)


First posted: 09/12/2021
Last updated: 09/10/2021

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