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The Religious Affiliation of
Black Panther
S’yan

Religion: African primal-indigenous religion: Black Panther Cult CBR Scale: M

Name: Black Panther

Alter Ego: S'yan

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Black Panther (vol. 1) #8 (Mar. 1978): "Panthers or Pussycats?"

Creators: Jack Kirby, Mike Royer

Number of Appearances: 7

Foe of: Black Panther

Occupation: ruler

Nation: Wakanda

Gender: male

Note: T'Challa's uncle

S'yan was the uncle of T'Challa's, the Wakandan king best known as the heroic Black Panther. After the death of the previous Black Panther, T'Challa's father T'Chaka, S'yan took on the roleo of Black Panther until T'Challa became the Wakandan king and assumed the role of Black Panther for himself.

T'Challa's uncle, the Black Panther immediatly prior to him, first appeared in Black Panther (vol. 1) #8 (Mar. 1978). But the character's given name (S'yan) was not revealed until Black Panther (vol. 4) #1 (Apr. 2005).


This character is in the following 2 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Black Panther


Suggested links for further research about this character and the character's religious affiliation:
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/sysz.htm
  - http://www.marvel.com/universe/Black_Panther_(T%27Challa)
  - http://www.comics.org/issue/32042/
  - http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=59130
  - http://www.comics.org/issue/224882/
  - http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=7706