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The ruins of Kandar, as portrayed in Equinox (1970 film) and Evil Dead (1981 franchise)...

Kandar (alternate spellings: Ca'n Dar)

Origin: Evil Dead (1981 franchise)

In the Mythos

  • "I believe I have made a significant find in the Kandarian ruins, a volume of ancient Sumarian burial practices and funerary incantations. It is entitled Naturum Demontum, roughly translated: Book of the Dead...."

— Professor Knowby, Evil Dead (1981 franchise)

Kandar is claimed to be associated in some way with Sumeria, and to be the place where "Kandarian Demons" were first summoned to Earth by "The Dark Ones (cult)", in a time when "the seas ran red with blood".

Heresies and Controversies

  • Kandar is claimed to be associated in some way with Sumeria, though it's more likely that Kandar, like the Plateau of Leng, can actually be found in a place that borders the real world, but doesn't exactly exist within it in any way mappable with traditional geometry. (fan theory)
  • Kandar, or a Gate to it, can be found in the Zagros mountains near what was once Sumeria, in western Iran near the border of Iraq, close to the Persian Gulf (where "the seas ran red with blood"); this region is where some of the earliest signs of civilization have been found, and the Kandarian cultists often threatened the young Sumerian civilization. (fan theory)
  • The sinister Kandarian people, disliked and distrusted by their neighbors, have apparently sometimes been confused with the unfairly maligned Yezidi (a real world people who are often associated with "devil worship" in real-world occult works and pulp fiction); where the term "Yezidi" or "Yazidi" are used in occult or pulp fiction works, "Kandarian" should typically be assumed to have been meant instead. (history, with fan revision)

Keeper Notes

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