Religion: Buddhist priest
Name: The Priest of Kung
First Appearance: Mystic Comics (vol. 1) #1 (Mar. 1940): "The Blooded Ruby of Chung"
Number of Appearances: 1
Teams/Affiliations: The Temple of Kung
Note: head priest in Temple of Kung
In the first appearance of "Dakor the Magician," Dakor became involved in a case that involved a stolen ruby. The ruby was highly-valued and people had been murdered for it. Dakor ended up finding the ruby. He returned it to the place it belonged - the Temple of Kung, where it was regarded as a very sacred object for many years by the followers there.
While returning the ruby, the Priest of Kung (apparently the lead priest, or at least a high-ranking priest in the Temple of Kung) saw Dakor. He ordered the other followers in Temple of Kung to attack Dakor.
The Priest of Kung was not a villain, however. He simply thought that Dakor was a thief trying to steal the ruby or steal other items. Dakor was able to diffuse the situation by using his ventriloquism abilities. He made the idol of Kung (Buddha) appear to speak, and told the followers: "Harm not the white man. He is your friend. Kung commands!"
The Priest of Kung and the other followers allowed Dakor to leave unharmed.