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Set and Apep

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I recently did some research on the mythological Set and found out that the Set in the Conan universe was based on Apep.  So now some pictures...


Here's an ancient drawing of Set battling Apep (right) who is the serpent here.  In Egyptian mythology, Set would be equivalent to Hades who usually gets misinterpreted as an evil deity when he is not.  Set was sometimes also confused with Seth who cut Osiris to pieces.  In reality, the evil serpent deity was named Apep and not Set.  In Conan, the name of the snake got was changed into Set for some reason.

Strangely enough, Stygian culture in Conan was pictured to be close to Egyptian.

What Jason Momoa Could Do For the Next Conan Film

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I really had my thoughts on Jason Momoa as Conan in the 2011 remake.  In my opinion, I had to think of this could be an opportunity to finish the long forgotten intention of a trilogy.  That was Conan the Barbarian, Conan the Destroyer and then Conan, Crown of Iron.


Arnold's possible return for a Conan film at the age of 65?!  I dunno what to say about that.  I did think hopefully Jason Momoa can be secured (or another Conan) to which this is my imaginary script right now...

Arnold Schwarzenegger acts as the now aging Conan, telling his stories of his conquests to his servants.  Then the scene can fade away to Jason Momoa, who will act as the younger Conan (this is for me, to make up for the fact that Arnie didn't become Conan's dad in the first film plus it would be meant to be a real sequel to Arnold's two movies) who tells of his stories of how he became a king by his own hand.  The plot would move forward to Aquilonia, the nation that Conan is bound to rule which …

Best Transformers Death Ever!!!!

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From all the deaths that happened in Transformers, here's my favorite.  Starscream (my most hated Decepticon) had thought he would be king by throwing away my favorite Deception, Megatron into space.  Well unfortunately for him, Unicron transformed Megatron along with other dismantled Deceptions into Galvatron, Skywarp becomes Cyclonus (the new deputy commander) and Thundercracker became Scourge (while others became identical looking to Scourge, known as the Sweeps).  Now Galvatron goes into the coronation ceremony and KILLS my most hated Decepticon, Starscream.  Hurrah!!!!

Two Possible Deaths of Thulsa Doom That Were Considered in the Conan 1982 Film

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I was thinking of the two possible endings that were considered for the Conan film.  The following were put into consideration...


The first draft may have intended that Thulsa Doom would die in the Battle of the Mounds.  I thought of it that it could be pretty epic that after Thulsa Doom's snake arrow was blocked, Conan would then jump in to show the princess the very death of her betrayer and former lover.  So what Conan would have done in this scene was to really finish off Thulsa Doom at the battle of the mounds.  Instead the finale was...


We get a MUCH different one with more power.  Thulsa Doom ends up retreating to his Mountain of Power while Conan wins against Rexor, quite different really.  What happens is in the final version of the film, the Princess Yasimina no longer deleted like the theatrical release, leads Conan to destroy the evil cult leader who is addressing the worshipers of Set to carry out what seemed to be their final mission.  Also, in this one Conan uses th…

Interesting Stuff That Should Have Not Been Cut from the 1982 Conan Film

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I did think there were some stuff that the Conan film from 1982 had made a mistake by removing them from the final cut namely...


The procession in Zamora where Princess Yasimina had appeared for the first time.  In her role, she was heralded as an important member of the Cult of Set.  The princess herself appears where the guards of Doom together with a group of Set's worshipers.  Conan supposedly met the princess in this film, have a conversation with Subotai and all about the rise of Set's worship.  It's pretty annoying that the name Yasimina was never mentioned in the film just as Valeria's wasn't.  Stupid editing if you ask me.


Several of King Osric's lines and even parts got removed.  In the coming of him to ask Conan to rescue his daughter while making it clear that Thulsa Doom intended to own his daughter suggesting a coming union, the lines that say the worship of Set takes the youth, makes them into "reptiles" and corrupts them.  Many of thes…