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Lemuria was a chain of large islands in the ocean east of Thuria, and perhaps southwest of the Pictish Isles off the eastern Thurian coast, during the Thurian Age. They were somehow related to the people of Mu, as they shared the same alphabet and perhaps language. They had contact to a people of eastern Thuria, who came from a continent east of Lemuria (perhaps Mu).

Lemuria sank into the sea during the Cataclysm, which ended the Thurian Age. The Lemurians escaped onto the east coast of the Thurian continent and were enslaved by a mysterious civilization. They endured a millennium of brutal slavery, which reduced them to a state of savagery. They eventually rose up and destroyed their masters, before pushing them away into Stygia. The descendants of the Lemurians became the Hyrkanians. The Turanians themselves are a branch of the Hyrkanians. Perhaps scions of the more privileged of the Lemurian slaves of the Muvians. The Hyrkanians and Turanians with time became Turks, Mongols, and other central Asiatic peoples.

Lemuria was known as a haven of pirates and, like the Atlanteans or the Picts, they often raided the Thurian mainland.[1] During the reign of Kull, Lemurian archers served as mercenaries in the Valusian army.[2]

Lemuria was also referred to as Lemuria of the West in the Kull story "The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune" by Robert E. Howard.[3] In comic book adaptations, Lemuria of the West refers to a Lemurian colony or outpost.[4]

Notable Lemurians[]


  1. Robert E. Howard, Kull - Exile of Atlantis ("Untitled Story", previously published as "Exile of Atlantis"), Del Rey (2006).
  2. Robert E. Howard, Kull - Exile of Atlantis ("The Shadow Kingdom"), Del Rey (2006).
  3. Robert E. Howard, Kull - Exile of Atlantis ("The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune"), Del Rey (2006), p. 58.
  4. Lemuria of the West at Marvel Database.