The Religious Affiliation of

Religion: Deviant religion CBR Scale: S

Name: Erishkigel

Other Names: Ereshkigal; Erishkigel II; Holly Steckley; Lisa; Hecate; Queen of Darkness

Classification: villain villain  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Thor (vol. 1) #283 (May 1979): "Suddenly--The Celestials!"

Creators: Roy Thomas, John Buscema, Chic Stone

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 3

Teams/Affiliations: Deviants

Enemy of: Thor, Silver Surfer, Ajak, Living Tribunal

Occupation: explorer

Nation: Lemuria

Race: Deviants

Gender: female

Note: Dragona's sister

Erishkigel was very long-lived. In ancient times she had been mistaken for the ancient Greco-Roman goddess Hecate. She was also mistaken for the Babylonian death goddess Erishkigel. It is unclear if "Erishkigel" is this Deviant character's real birth name, or a name she was eventually known by after she was confused with the actual Babylonian goddess.

As villains go, Erishkigel was quite ambitious. She managed to steal the Starbrand from Quasar's friend Kayla Ballantine. This was an immense source of power which originated in the New Universe but was brought to mainstream Marvel Earth by Quasar. With the Starbrand, Erishkigel attempted to conquer the entire multiverse. She fought the Living Tribunal, one of the most powerful cosmic entities in existence. As part of her conflict with the Living Tribunal, Erishkigel chose Quasar as her champion to do battle with the Silver Surfer. When Erishkigel lost, she killed herself.

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Thor (vol. 1) #283 (May 1979): "Suddenly--The Celestials!"

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