First Appearance: Thor Annual #9 (Nov. 1981): "The Great Game!"
Number of Appearances: 4
Teams/Affiliations: Gods of Pre-Cataclysmic Era
Note: invoked by Kamuu, Umar: "Bolts of Bishru"
Bishru was invoked by pre-Cataclysmic homo mermani (ancient Atlanteans), such as Kamuu, as well as by the modern Faltinian mystic villain Umar. Shabarr, who lived approximately 6000 B.C., was a priest of Bishru and guarded a temple dedicated to Bishru.
Bishru seems to be more solidly identified as a "god" than many other mystic entities invoked. Perhaps this is because an actual temple to Bishru was portrayed (in Sub-Mariner (vol. 1) #s 65 and 66).
The fact taht Bishru has such disparate followers, separated by great time and distance, suggests that Bishru is a very real deity or powerful mystic entity, not simply a figment of belief of an isolated believer or group. Bishru has never been portrayed in comics, however. Only his followers have been seen.
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