She-Devil of Hyrkania
She-Devil With a Sword
|Citizen of Hyrkania with a criminal record in several kingdoms.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Hyrkania, Central Asia, Hyborian Age|
|Base of Operations|
Normal human with above average strength, agility and stamina possessing exceptional skills as a swordsman and warrior.
|Weapons typical of the Iron Age.|
Conan the Barbarian
Kull and the Barbarians
Red Sonja Vol. 1, 2 & 3 (Marvel)
Red Sonja (Dynamite Entertainment)
Savage Sword of Conan (B&W Magazine)
Sonya of Rogatino
Magic Carpet Magazine (Jan. 1934)
Note: Magic Carpet Magazine was known as Oriental Stories until January 1933.
Conan the Barbarian #23 (Feb. 1973)
Robert Ervin Howard
Note: The character Red Sonja was adapted by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith from Robert Howard's Sonya of Rogatino; a Russian heroine who battled against Ottoman Turks invading 16th Century Vienna in a story titled The Shadow of the Vulture.
Her family slain and she left for dead after being sexually assaulted, Sonja was approached by the goddess Scathach. Sonja was given the power to avenge her family - taking a vow of chastity to never love a man unless he could best her in combat.
Wandering the ancient world in her quest for justice she stuck a blow for those that could not defend themselves as the warrior woman called Red Sonja.
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