The

UNOFFICIAL CHRONOLOGY TO

THE MARVEL UNIVERSE


CHAPTER 3: THE DAWN OF HUMAN CIVILIZATION

8000 B.C.
The human brain captured by the Plodex colonization craft began to assert complete mental control over the alien vessel. The brain commanded the ship to construct for him a new human body. Over the next 10,000 years, the human slowly came to know the complete knowledge of Earth and learned all of the information within the alien Plodex vessel. However because he had become so integrated with the ship's computers he was unable to leave the vessel.

James McDonald Hudson, an adventurer from the late 20th century A.D. was thrown into this era onto Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter. The explosion which had sent Hudson back in time caused him tremendous bodily injury and almost totally destroyed his battle suit. Discovered by the Quwrlln, Ganymede's indigenous life forms, Hudson was repaired and recuperated under their care. Unfortunately for him the Quwrlln were completely unfamiliar with human life and with Hudson's battle suit. In their efforts to repair him they melded his form with the remains of his battle suit, transforming him into a cyborg. When Hudson recuperated and discovered that he had been thrown into the past, he asked the Quwrllnians to place him into suspended animation. They did so, promising to search for a means to return him to his native planet while he slept.
[Alpha Flight v1 #25, 89, 90]

6500 B.C.
Homo mermanus, an aquatic blue-skinned humanoid race possibly created by either Inhuman or Deviant genetic experimentation, began wandering the Atlantic Ocean. At first nomadic, the mermani eventually became builders and many abandoned their hunter/gatherer ways.
[Saga of the Sub-Mariner #1]

Neptune, an other-dimensional being from the realm of Olympus and a descendant of Ouranus, became patron god of the majority of Homo mermani, and even lived among them for a while.
[Date is speculative]

6000 B.C.
Egyptian people began worshipping Atum-Ra, descendant of Nun. Atum-Ra's children would also one day come to be worshipped by the Egyptians.
[Date based on historical accounts]

A tribe of Homo mermani discovered the submerged capital city of Atlantis. Kamuu, leader of the mermani, discovered the throne and sword of the Atlantean Emperor Kamuu. Upon their discovery Kamuu was visited by the spirit of the deceased Emperor, who invited the merman to settle within the city ruins and to there found a new empire. The merman Kamuu agreed and convinced his people to settle within the walls of the ruined city. These Homo mermani would become known as the new Atlanteans.

5900 B.C.
Three decades after the death of Emperor Kamuu, Atlantis was besieged by a tribe of cannibalistic Homo mermani known as the Faceless Ones. The city was saved from destruction when a northern tribe of mermani known as the Old Ones, led by a warrior-mage named Suma-Ket, offered to eradicate the Faceless Ones in return for allowing his people to settle within Atlantis. The Atlanteans agreed, and Suma-Ket quickly fulfilled his promise by driving the cannibals from the city. Ket, claiming to be a prophet of a new way of life, won over many followers to his form of religion. Some of his new disciples even assassinated the Emperor, the son of Kamuu, to please Suma-Ket. Ket's followers degenerated further into wickedness, killing the priests of Neptune and sacrificing many Atlantean children to Ket's dark gods. Those who did not follow Ket were quickly cowered into submission.

The Atlanteans finally rose up against Suma-Ket and his followers when Kalen, grandson of Kamuu, returned to Atlantis after a lengthy journey. Kalen inspired the Atlanteans to return to Neptune worship and to overthrow Ket's wickedness. This led to a civil war between the Homo mermani which Kalen's followers eventually won. Despite their victory Ket was still too powerful to destroy, so it was ruled that he and his remaining followers be exiled to a realm known as the Grey Waters. Before his banishment, Ket prophesied that he would eventually return to rule again when the blood of the Old Ones mingled with the blood of Kalen.
[Namor the Sub-Mariner #38]

5500 B.C.
About half of the population of Atlantean Homo mermani immigrated to the Pacific Ocean. They eventually settled in the ruined cities of submerged Lemuria and became known as the new Lemurians. They discovered the skeletal remains of Atra, wielder of the Serpent Crown, and Phraug, the Deviant emperor, but shunned the area where they lay as evil.

circa 4000 B.C
Zeus, descendant of Ouranus and founder of the Olympians, began seeking worshippers on Earth as his brother Neptune had already done.
[Date based on historical accounts.]

The Egyptians began organized worship of Atum-Ra's descendants Osiris, Isis, and their brethren. Osiris became the first ruler, or pharaoh, of ancient Egypt, establishing his seat of power in the city of Heliopolis.
[Date based on historical accounts.]

The Egyptian death god, brother of Osiris, gained followers by convincing worshippers of Set that he was the Elder God incarnated. The death god then chose the name Seth to distinguish himself from the Elder God.
[Punisher Annual #2]

Set, realizing he did not have the power from his dimension to challenge the Egyptian god, was forced to look elsewhere for new worshippers.
[Punisher Annual #2]

Seth became infuriated when Osiris mated and sired Anubis with Seth's wife Nephthys. Seth tricked Osiris into entering a coffin which Seth then sealed and buried. Osiris' wife Isis eventually found and released Osiris. Upon his release, Seth attacked Osiris and killed him, chopping up his body into several pieces and scattering them throughout Egypt. Isis eventually gathered the pieces together and aided by Osiris' sons Horus and Anubis used mystical means to bring him back to life. Upon his resurrection, Osiris ordered Horus to hunt down Seth and make him pay for his crimes. Horus and Seth engaged each other in battle, and their war lasted for centuries.

Osiris eventually allowed his human subjects to rule themselves, but he continued to guide their development. Osiris and the rest of the Egyptian gods founded a new Heliopolis in an extra-dimensional realm and took up residence there.

The Elder God Set established a new cult of worshippers among the Homo mermani Atlanteans. The cult became dedicated to bringing Set physically to the Earth dimension. They eventually succeeded in opening a portal between Earth and Set's dimension, and began summoning the Elder God forth into an enormous globe. Neptune, patron god of the Atlanteans, intervened and used his great trident to sever the portion of Set on Earth from that in Set's home dimension. Greatly wounded and in agonizing pain, Set retreated back to his own dimension. The destruction caused by Neptune killed most of the Set cultists, but some managed to escape. Neptune placed the globe containing Set's earthly energy in an undersea cavern and assigned a giant sea monster to guard over it.
[Date is speculative]

Set, in tremendous pain, vowed to one day destroy Atlantis in revenge on Neptune.

The Book of the Vishanti, a mystical volume which contains the greatest known source of white magical knowledge, came under the possession of priests of the Babylonian sun god Marduk. The priests summoned a gryphon, a creature that had been native to the continent of Atlantis, to guard over the book.

The Sorcerer Supreme of the 20th century A.D., the Ancient One, traveled back in time to ancient Babylonia, defeated the gryphon, and obtained the Book of the Vishanti. The Ancient One returned to the 20th century with the book.

The Book of the Vishanti reappeared in Babylon after being sent there from the 20th century A.D. by the mage Kaluu. The Ancient One and his apprentice Doctor Stephen Strange traveled back in time and retrieved the book. The two then returned to their own time.

3000 B.C.
The Elder of the Universe known as the Collector became intrigued by the alien warrior race known as the Brethren. The Collector successfully abducted all of the Brethren and added them to his collections of alien races.
[Avengers v1 #334, 339]

Genghis, a Chinese magician, contacted the Vishanti, three extra-dimensional beings of tremendous mystical power, and asked them to grant him great mystical knowledge. For this Genghis vowed to summon Earth's most powerful magicians together once every one hundred years so that they would compete to see who would gain the title of Earth's Sorcerer Supreme. The Vishanti granted Genghis' boon and he began organizing the tournament, to be held in the Temple of the Three in Java. Genghis also began using sorcery to cause himself to age at a tremendously slow rate.
[Date based on historical accounts.]

Birth of the Eternal who would one day be known as Gilgamesh, or the Forgotten One.
[Quasar #29]
[Date is speculative]

2950 B.C.
A time traveler from the 30th century A.D. arrived in Egypt in an attempt to loot the wealth of the past. Upon his arrival his time machine malfunctioned and crashed. The time traveler was blinded in the explosion and the time machine was rendered inoperable. Calling himself Rama-Tut, the time traveler used his advanced technology and his army of robots to subjugate the natives and make himself pharaoh. The Egyptians used their medical knowledge to cure Rama-Tut's blindness. Rama-Tut set himself up as god of the Egyptians, outlawing all other religions. Rama-Tut eventually repaired his time machine, but decided to stay in this time period and rule the Egyptians.

2940 B.C.
Time travelers from the late 20th century A.D., the Fantastic Four, journeyed through time to Egypt to discover the Egyptians' cure for blindness, a process that had been lost by their time. Rama-Tut used his technology to easily conquer and sap the wills of the quartet. He planned on marrying the Invisible Girl, and made the other three into slaves. Doctor Stephen Strange, Sorcerer Supreme of the late 20th century A.D., was guided by Khonshu, the Egyptian god of vengeance, to journey back through time to force Rama-Tut to abandon Egypt. Strange, in his astral form, used his powers to allow the Thing to overcome Rama-Tut's will draining technology, who then freed his friends. Other time lost adventurers from the late 20th century A.D., the Avengers, defeated Rama-Tut's army of robots, while the Fantastic Four and Doctor Strange defeated Rama-Tut. Fleeing from his foes, Rama-Tut set off in his time machine into the future. The Fantastic Four learned that the device that they had come for, the optic restorer, would not be able to handle the rigors of time travel, and were forced to leave it behind. The heroes from the 20th century A.D. then returned to their own time.
[Captain America Annual #11]

The time traveler Kang the Conqueror, tired of his life of conquests, returned to ancient Egypt and resumed the role he had taken as a youth, that of Rama-Tut. There he finally found fulfillment as ruler over the Egyptians and destroyed his time machine. However knowing that his past self would one day cause trouble for the heroes of the future, Rama-Tut eventually decided to place himself in suspended animation, programming the capsule to release him in the late 20th century A.D.
[Fantastic Four Annual #25]

2900 B.C.
En Sabah Nur, an Egyptian mutant who had complete molecular control over his own body, was worshipped as a god by the Egyptians. They mistakenly believed En Sabah Nur to be a mystical being, and he was worshipped sometimes as Set, the Elder God, and Seth, the Egyptian god of death and famine.
[Date is speculative]

2800 B.C.
Olympian leader Zeus took the guise of King Amphitryon of Troezen and seduced the king's wife Queen Alcmena and fathered a child with her. She gave birth to Heracles, who would become known to the Roman peoples as Hercules. Zeus' wife Hera was enraged that Zeus had committed adultery against her, and vowed to one day destroy Hercules.

One year later, Hercules, still a baby, first displayed his enormous strength when he strangled two serpents that Hera had summoned to attack him.

When Hercules was in his mid-twenties he was commanded by King Eurystheus of Argos to perform twelve great feats of labor which would take 12 years to complete. One of these feats was to enter Hades, the Olympian realm of the dead, and capture Cerberus, the guardian of the underworld. Hercules' successful capture of Cerberus infuriated Pluto, ruler of Hades, and the two became enemies.

One of Hercules twelve feats, that of the cleaning of the Augean stables, was performed by the Eternal who would become known as Gilgamesh, or the Forgotten One. Because of his enormous strength, people believed the Eternal to be Hercules.

Approximately 40 years after his birth, Hercules was killed when his wife Deianeira accidentally poisoned him. Zeus intervened in the murder and transported his son to Olympia, where he was revived and made a full immortal.

Birth of Sersi, a third or fourth generation Eternal, to Helios and Perae, in Olympia, Greece.
[Date is speculative.]

Circa 2750 B.C.
Gilgamesh the Eternal became king of the city of Uruk in the land of Sumer. Gilgamesh was suffering from amnesia and was unaware that he was immortal, although he was aware of his tremendous strength. Gilgamesh fought and befriended Enkidu, a Deviant, but upon Enkidu's death Gilgamesh began to worry about his own immortality. Hearing tales of Utnapishtim, an Eternal living in Mesopotamia, Gilgamesh set out to find him.
[Captain America Annual #11]
[Date based on historical accounts]
[Whether or not Enkidu was indeed a Deviant is speculative, but he was definitely more than a normal Homo sapiens. It is possible that Enkidu may have been an Inhuman, an alien, or a mutant.]

The alien race the Kronans attempted an invasion of Earth. They were opposed and defeated by Gilgamesh and Captain America, an adventurer from the late 20th century A.D. who had been thrown into the past. Gilgamesh and Captain America found Utnapishtim and his young ward Sersi. Utnapishtim told Gilgamesh to retrieve a plant growing on the lake bottom which would grant him immortality. While obtaining the plant, Gilgamesh was attacked by a sea serpent. Rescuing Gilgamesh, Captain America was then attacked by the beast. Abandoning the plant to rescue his newfound friend, Gilgamesh and Captain America returned to the shore. Gilgamesh returned to Uruk, and Captain America journeyed to Chronopolis, Kang the Conqueror's time displaced city.
[Captain America Annual #11]
[Date based on historical accounts.]

Birth of Makkari, a third or fourth generation Eternal, in Olympia, Greece.
[Date is speculative.]

2500 B.C.
The Lemurian emperor Naga began worshipping Set the Elder God. Set eventually caused Naga to change from blue skinned to green as a sign of his faith. Set instructed the emperor to take possession of the Serpent Crown, and Naga went to the site where the Crown lay and donned it. The power of the Crown altered Naga even further, giving him a more reptilian appearance. The Crown also gave Naga powerful psychic powers. Using the power of the Crown and through alchemical means, Naga tyrannically ruled over his people for centuries. Over time the power of the Crown transformed the Lemurians' appearance, changing their smooth skin to slightly scaly.
[Date is speculative.]

The Eternal son of Virako was assigned to hunt down and exterminate Deviants which lived in tunnels under the Aegean Sea. During this time the Eternal met and married a human woman, and they had a son, Ikaris. As a boy Ikaris delighted in being flown aloft with his father. With the aid of the Eternals Phastos and Makkari, Ikaris's father constructed a device by which his son could fly by himself. On a mission against the Deviants Ikaris' father left his family for years to fight in distant parts of the globe. During his absence his wife fell into despair and Ikaris grew into manhood. Believing his father to be held captive by the Deviants, Ikaris put on the flying device to search for him. However because he had not been trained in the proper use of the device, and unfamiliar with his own limitations, Ikaris flew too high into the atmosphere and fainted from a lack of oxygen. Drifting in the sky for days, Ikaris' flying device eventually malfunctioned and he fell into the sea. The impact killed him instantly.

Ikaris' father eventually returned from the war against the Deviants and was told what had happened. Finding his son's body and burying it, the Eternal took the name Ikaris for himself as a memorial to his son.
[Date based on historical accounts.]

2000 B.C.
The Olympian leader Zeus decided to make his presence known to the Greeks so that they might worship him and the other Olympians. The portal between Olympus and Earth rested on Mount Olympus, near the Eternal capital city of Olympia. Zeus and the Eternal leader Zuras held a meeting with each other. Noticing the similarities between the two leaders, Zeus' daughter Athena suggested that the Olympians and the Eternals form an alliance of not only non-interference but also one in which the Eternals would sometimes act as the Olympians' representatives on Earth. Zeus and Zuras agreed to this, and Zuras' daughter Azura changed her name to Thena to celebrate this agreement.
[Date based on historical accounts.]

Around this time, the Greeks began actively worshipping the Olympians as gods.
[Date based on historical accounts.]

Inhuman scientists genetically engineered a slave race, the Alpha Primitives, who were designed to perform menial tasks and manual labor. The scientists did this so that the Inhumans would be freed from such tasks to be able to better pursue knowledge.

circa 1500 B.C.
The Asgardian god Tyr made himself know to the Teutonic peoples of Scandinavia and Germany. His worshippers mistakenly believed Tyr to be the All-Father, and his religion eventually spread throughout northern Europe.
[Date based on historical accounts.]

An alien from the planet D'Bari crash-landed on Earth near the Mediterranean Sea. Although his craft was repairable it had become trapped under tons of rock. When the alien approached humans in search of aid, his strange appearance frightened them and they attacked. The D'Bari defended itself by using his weapon, a handgun which transformed his attackers into stone. Those that survived the attack mistakenly believed that it was the alien's gaze which had transformed their fellows, and reports of the alien led to the myth of the Medusa. The alien managed to use his technology to conceal his identity and pass as a human, and for centuries it wandered the Earth looking for a means to free its trapped vessel.
[Sensational She-Hulk #44]
[Date is speculative.]

circa 1275 B.C.
Moses, leader of the enslaved Jews in Egypt, challenged Pharaoh Ramses II to gain the freedom of his people. When Anath-Na Mut, the Egyptian court magician, failed to best Moses in a confrontation of power, Ramses II banished the magician from his court. Moses eventually won the freedom of his people, beginning the great Exodus.
[Date based on historical accounts.]

Anath-Na Mut wandered Egypt for years before discovering an ancient temple which housed the mystical Ka stone. At that moment the Sphinx, the future incarnation of the wizard, arrived in the past after being sent there from the late 20th century A.D. by Galactus. The Sphinx told his past self what Galactus had done to him, and the two worked out a plan by which they could be freed from the time-loop in which they had been placed. The Sphinx then hypnotized his past self to forget that he had appeared. The Sphinx then placed himself in suspended animation, to be awoken shortly after Galactus sent him back in time. Anath-Na Mut, having forgotten meeting his future self, felt compelled to place the Ka stone on his forehead. The magician did so and was immediately overwhelmed with power, becoming superhumanly strong and immortal.

The monumental power which entered Anath-Na Mut caused him to become dazed and he wandered from the temple. Collapsing in the desert, he was discovered by a lone woman who cared for him and nursed him back to health. While she cared for him the woman came to love the sick wizard. Unknown to her, her body absorbed energies from the Ka stone which emanated from the wizard. Upon recovering, Anath-Na Mut abandoned the woman.
[New Warriors #12]

The wizard proceeded to live out the next three millennia as his future self had. Anath-Na Mut eventually took the name of the Sphinx and spent centuries wandering the Earth.

circa 1250 B.C.
Asgardian princes Thor and Loki accidentally journeyed to this time from the future. The time travel process caused them to become amnesiac and they became separated. Thor befriended Aeneas, an ally of King Priam of Troy, and became involved in the Trojan War, while Loki allied himself with the Greek leader Odysseus, giving him the suggestion to hide his troops within an enormous wooden horse. Loki's suggestion allowed the Greeks to win over the Trojans, and the city was destroyed. Thor and Loki then returned to their own time.
[Thor Annual #8]
[Date based on historical accounts]

Tyndar of Troy, a warrior whose immersion in the River Styx had made him virtually invulnerable, was challenged in combat by the time traveler Kang the Conqueror. Kang won the battle and earned Tyndar's respect, who then agreed to serve Kang as a member of his Anachronauts.
[Avengers Annual #21, 22]
[Date based on historical accounts]

circa 1247 B.C.
Odysseus and his crew, journeying home from the Trojan War, landed on the Mediterranean island of Aeaea, home of the Eternal Sersi. Odysseus' crewmen became drunk and started menacing Sersi and her servants. Fed up with their behavior, Sersi used her powers to transform the crewmen into pigs and other wild beasts. Odysseus went ashore to investigate the whereabouts of his missing crew and discovered Sersi. Taking a liking to Odysseus, Sersi agreed to transform the sailors back to their human forms. Odysseus and his men spent a year as Sersi's guests before resuming their travels.

1225 B.C.
The woman who had cared for Anath-Na Mut eventually grew old and died. Upon her death, she awoke in the body of a young Egyptian boy of a wealthy caste family. The woman grew accustomed to her new life. Growing up, he/she became a member of the Pharaoh's architectural team. Rediscovering the ancient Temple of Ka, the architect spent years deciphering the mysteries within. Eventually he/she grew old and died, but once again her soul remained on Earth and she awoke in the body of a young woman. Realizing that the energies of the Ka stone had made her a perpetual reincarnate, the woman grew up and eventually married the Pharaoh. Taking possession of the Scepter of Ka, an artifact which could focus and attune the powers of the Ka stone, the woman schemed for the day when she and the Sphinx could be reunited. She ordered that after her death she was to be buried with the Scepter. Upon her death the woman was reborn into another body. For millennia the woman lived in a number of different forms, continually dying and being reborn, awaiting the day the Sphinx emerged on a public scale.
[New Warriors #12]

1000 B.C.
Worship of the Olympians had become the "official" religion of the Greek peoples. Other peoples such as the Romans began worshipping the Olympians as well, although they called the gods by different names than those used by the Greeks. Worship of the Olympians spread itself throughout the Roman Empire.
[Date based on historical accounts.]

Members of the Swarili tribe of northern Africa were taken captive and enslaved by the Egyptians. The Swarili chieftain N'Kantu began planned a rebellion against their captors and was successful in killing the Egyptian Pharaoh. However the Swarilii were caught and enslaved once again. As revenge for the death of the Pharaoh, the Egyptian high priest replaced N'Kantu's blood with a special preservative fluid which caused N'Kantu to become mummified, paralyzed, and immortal. As a further act of revenge, the high priest had N'Kantu wrapped in bandages and entombed in a casket. The still conscious N'Kantu was unable to escape, and over the following centuries being buried alive slowly drove him insane.

Circa 500 B.C.
The Eternal leader Zuras led the Eternals Ajax, Ikaris, and Thena against an army of Deviants, and the two races clashed high over the city of Babylon. Thena chased down a band of Deviants and was drawn away from the main battle. The Deviant Kro saw his former lover Thena and destroyed the Deviants that were attacking her. The two then abandoned the battle and journeyed off on their own. Thena and Kro rekindled their ancient love, but realizing such a union was forbidden by their races, the two once again decided to go their separate ways.
[Eternals: The Herod Factor]

A large number of winged Inhumans led by Kylus, who regarded the non-winged Inhumans as inferior, began demanding that they be allowed to fly free. King Nestor, ruler of the Inhumans, decreed that the winged Inhumans have their own home, Aerie, a city to be built high above Attilan. Aerie used a strong anti-gravity drive to keep it suspended on a slender pole which kept it attached to the Earth's surface. However animosity and hostility continued to grow between the Aerians and the Attilans, until the sky city was cut from its tether by decree of King Nestor. Without a means of propulsion, the sky city drifted free above the world.
[Thor Annual #12]
[Date is speculative]

The mutant En Sabah Nur took on the guise of Kali Ma, the Indian goddess of death. The Indians mistakenly believed En Sabah Nur to be their goddess, and worshipped him.
[Date based on historical accounts.]

Costumed adventurers from the late 20th century A.D. Magik and Mirage were thrown back in time when Magik's teleportation powers caused them to appear in the city of Memphis, Egypt. Magik was too weakened from the journey to attempt to try to return to their own time, and when they were discovered by city guards the two were forced to flee on foot. They may have been captured if not for the intervention of a sorceress, Ashake. Ashake had sensed the appearance of the two time travelers, and used her powers to learn their language. The girls noticed the resemblance Ashake had to their friend Storm of the X-Men, and Ashake sensed that Storm was a descendant of hers. Ashake gave the two girls sanctuary for the night while Magik recovered her strength. In the morning, rejuvenated, Magik used her powers to transport herself and Mirage from this era and into the future.
[New Mutants #32]
[Date is speculative]

Derwydden, an acolyte studying to be a Druid, committed a breach of discipline before the night of his final test. Setting out to sea so that his god Hu could judge him, Derwydden encountered a fierce storm which cast him overboard. He was saved from drowning by sea sprites, who placed him into suspended animation. Derwydden would remain sleeping for centuries.
[Gargoyle #3]
[Date is speculative.]

Circa 425 B.C.
The sorcerer Caius of Lacedaemon gathered together the three Eyes of Agamotto. Agamotto, an incredibly powerful extra-dimensional mystical being, had created the Eyes millennia before to represent his three spheres of might; one of truth, one of prescience, and one of power. Caius used the Eyes to confine and banish demons. He would be the last mage to wield all three Eyes together.
[Doom 2099 #13]
[Date based on historical accounts.]

30 B.C.
Seth, the Heliopolis god of death, finally achieved victory over Horus, the son of Osiris, ending their centuries long war. Seth then managed to imprison Osiris, Isis, and Horus within a great pyramid which he buried under the desert. Thoth, the Egyptian moon god and Osiris' vizier then became the main focus of the Egyptians' worship and took over rule of Heliopolis. However with his main opponents out of the way, Seth then conquered Heliopolis and ruled over the other Egyptian gods.
[Date based on historical accounts.]

circa A.D. 1
Wishing to attract followers on Earth as the Asgardian god Tyr had done, Odin, All-Father of the Asgardians and a descendant of Buri, made himself known to the Teutonic peoples of Scandinavian and Germany so that they might worship him and the other Asgardians.

The demon Mephisto made plans to acquire the soul of the demon Zarathos, who attacked human souls. Mephisto stole the soul of an American Indian later known as Centurious. Zarathos was tricked into attacking Centurious but because of the lack of a soul the demon's attacks were ineffective. Losing the faith of his followers, Zarathos' powers began to dwindle. Mephisto then managed to take control over the living flame of Zarathos' soul. Over the next few millennia, Mephisto occasionally amused himself by grafting Zarathos' soul onto that of a human being.

The alien Kree placed Sentry 9168 on a Pacific island.

Nomads wandering the area that would become known as northern Cambodia discovered the Well Of All Things, a hole in space through which mystical inter-dimensional energy poured through. Fascinated and intrigued by the Well, the nomads decided to settle in the area. The settlers then spent the next few decades constructing an enormous building, the Temple of the Dragon's Breadth, around the Well. Over time the settlers, unable to tap the power of the Well directly, came up with a plan. Through genetic breeding they planned to create powerful disciples that would be able to access the Well's powers. It was the settlers' plans that these disciples could then be used as instruments of power by which they could achieve global domination. Centuries of meticulous selective breeding then followed, as the settlers bred mates based on likened abilities and mystical aptitude.
[New Warriors #24]

circa A.D. 100
As the religion of Christianity spread throughout the Roman empire, Zeus of Olympus decided that the Olympians should break off most of their ties with Earth. The god Neptune was allowed to keep access to his Atlantean followers.
[Date based on historical accounts.]

Around this time, the Norse and the German peoples began actively worshipping Odin and the other Asgardians as gods.
[Date based on historical accounts.]

As the religion of Christianity spread throughout Europe old polytheistic faiths died out. Many of the fairies and elementals which had previously roamed the Earth in great numbers began degenerating mentally and physically into demons.
[Date based on historical accounts.]


INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1: THE DISTANT PAST

CHAPTER 2: DAWN OF HUMANKIND

CHAPTER 3: DAWN OF MODERN HUMAN CIVILIZATION

CHAPTER 4: THE MIDDLE AGES

CHAPTER 5: AGE OF DISCOVERY

CHAPTER 6: 1884 - 1939

CHAPTER 7: BEGINNING OF WORLD WAR II

CHAPTER 8: END OF WORLD WAR II

CHAPTER 9: POST WORLD WAR II - 1956

CHAPTER 10: 1958 - 1980

CHAPTER 11: PRE-FANTASTIC FOUR #1, PART I

CHAPTER 12: PRE-FANTASTIC FOUR #1, PART II

CHAPTER 13: PRE-FANTASTIC FOUR #1, PART III

CHAPTER 14: PRE-FANTASTIC FOUR #1, PART IV

APPENDIX: UNCERTAINTIES


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