Conan : To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women!
He is acknowledged as the chief god by the lead character Conan , and his proto-Celtic Cimmerian people. The name Crom is probably derived from the ancient Celtic deity Crom Cruach or Crom Dubh. Crom is the chief god of the Cimmerian pantheon, and he lives on a great mountain, from where he sends forth doom or death.
Conan the Barbarian , fictional hero of pulp novels, comic books, and films whose fantasy adventures take place in a prehistoric past. Conan is an adventurer-warrior from Cimmeria who lives in the Hyborian age, an era that supposedly follows the disappearance of the mythical continent of Atlantis.
The Riddle of Steel is central to the plot of John Milius’s 1982 movie, Conan the Barbarian. In the beginning, we see Conan’s father explain the Cimmerian lore concerning the ancient Giant Kings of earth stealing the forging secrets from the god Crom.
“The greatest happiness is to vanquish your enemies, to chase them before you, to rob them of their wealth, to see those dear to them bathed in tears, to clasp to your bosom their wives and daughters.”
In the DVD commentary, Milius says he hired actors to play against Schwarzenegger based on their size. That is really Schwarzenegger’s hair. All this time, I thought it was a wig .
Conan the Barbarian (also known as Conan the Cimmerian) is a fictional sword and sorcery hero who originated in pulp magazines and has since been adapted to books, comics, several films (including Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer), television programs (animated and live-action), video games, role-playing
Conan the Barbarian by Robert E. Howard was first adapted into comics in 1952 in Mexico. Conan (comics)
|Publisher||Marvel Comics Dark Horse Comics (2003–2018)|
|First appearance||Conan the Barbarian #1 (October 1970)|
|Created by||Robert E. Howard Roy Thomas Barry Smith|
Hollywood Flashback: In 1984, Grace Jones Slayed in ‘Conan the Destroyer’
What is best in life ? Conan : To crush your enemies. See them driven before you. And to hear the lamentations of their women.
Conan isn’t dead. Well. He suffered a nosebleed in his sleep and choked to death. Such is the fate of all great barbarian kings.
Arnold Schwarzenegger was originally to have reprised the role of Conan in this film, as the Red Sonja character was a spin-off of the original Conan novels. Ultimately, a new character was created who was essentially Conan in everything but name.
Box office. In its first weekend, Conan made $10,021,215 in 3,015 theaters and opened at #4 in the United States domestic box office. By the end of its run, the film had grossed $21,295,021 domestically and $27,500,000 internationally, for a worldwide total of $48,795,021.