A GLOSSARY OF NAMES AND TERMS USED
IN THE MARTIAN BOOKS
A dead city of ancient Mars.
Aisle of Hope
An aisle leading to the court-room in Helium.
An Arctic monster. A huge, white-furred creature with six
limbs, four of which, short and heavy, carry it over the snow and
ice; the other two, which grow forward from its shoulders on either
side of its long, powerful neck, terminate in white, hairless hands
with which it seizes and holds its prey. Its head and mouth are
similar in appearance to those of a hippopotamus, except that from
the sides of the lower jawbone two mighty horns curve slightly
downward toward the front. Its two huge eyes extend in two vast
oval patches from the centre of the top of the cranium down either
side of the head to below the roots of the horns, so that these
weapons really grow out from the lower part of the eyes, which are
composed of several thousand ocelli each. Each ocellus is furnished
with its own lid, and the apt can, at will, close as many of the
facets of his huge eyes as he chooses. (See THE WARLORD OF MARS.)
Prince of Dusar.
Avenue of Ancestors.
A street in Helium.
Barsoomian lion. A fierce beast of prey that roams the low
hills surrounding the dead seas of ancient Mars. It is almost
hairless, having only a great, bristly mane about its thick neck.
Its long, lithe body is supported by ten powerful legs, its enormous
jaws are equipped with several rows of long needle-like fangs, and
its mouth reaches to a point far back of its tiny ears. It has
enormous protruding eyes of green. (See THE GODS OF MARS.)
Jeddak of Warhoon. (See A PRINCESS OF MARS.)
Black pirates of Barsoom.
Men six feet and over in height. Have clear-cut and handsome
features; their eyes are well set and large, though a slight
narrowness lends them a crafty appearance. The iris is extremely
black while the eyeball itself is quite white and clear. Their
skin has the appearance of polished ebony. (See THE GODS OF MARS.)
A dog. About the size of a Shetland pony and has ten short legs.
The head bears a slight resemblance to
that of a frog, except that the jaws are equipped with three
rows of long, sharp tusks. (See A PRINCESS OF MARS.)
Warlord of Mars.
Carthoris of Helium.
Son of John Carter and Dejah Thoris.
Jed among the Warhoons (later jeddak).
Chief or prince among the First Born.
Princess of Helium.
Son of Kantos Kan; padwar of the Fifth Utan.
Valley of Heaven.
John Carter's Martian name, from the surnames of the first two
warrior chieftains he killed.
A Martian kingdom.
A kind of stone.
Father of Therns.
High Priest of religious cult.
Black race; black pirates.
Odwar of Lotharian bowmen.
Gate of Jeddaks.
A gate in Helium.
Tars Tarkas' dead wife.
Dwar of the Tenth Utan.
Son of Vas Kor the Dusarian noble.
A city of Helium.
Title of Father of Therns.
The empire of the grandfather of Dejah Thoris.
A Martian religious cult.
Jeddak of Torquas.
Padwar in the navy of Helium.
Deserted city; Barsoomian Greenwich.
A city of Okar.
River of Death. (See A PRINCESS OF MARS.)
Goddess of Death, whose abode is upon the banks of the Lost
Sea of Korus. (See THE GODS OF MARS.)
Jeddak of the Warhoons of the south.
Capital of Okar.
Cruiser; transport under Vas Kor.
Padwar in the Helium navy.
A Martian kingdom in the eastern hemisphere.
The Lotharian god; a huge banth.
A dead city of ancient Mars. (See A PRINCESS OF MARS.)
The Lost Sea of Dor.
Jeddak of Kaol. (See THE WARLORD OF MARS.)
A Dusarian warrior; artificer.
Jed among the Tharks. (See A PRINCESS OF MARS.)
The forgotten city.
A principality of Okar.
Father of Therns. (See THE GODS OF MARS.)
A jed of lesser Helium.
Royal Psychologist of Zodanga.
Jeddak of Dusar.
A commander, or general.
Land of the yellow men.
Old Ben (or Uncle Ben).
The writer's body-servant (coloured).
Man with one name.
The buried sea.
A black and yellow striped Arctic monster.
Surrounding the Valley Dor and the Lost Sea of Korus.
A soldier of fortune.
The Zodangan who brought food to John Carter in the pits of
Zat Arras. (See THE GODS OF MARS.)
Pedestal of Truth.
Within the courtroom of Helium.
Daughter of Matai Shang. (See THE GODS OF MARS.)
Gorgeous flowering plant.
Plant men of Barsoom.
A race inhabiting the Valley Dor. They are ten or twelve
feet in height when standing erect; their arms are very short and
fashioned after the manner of an elephant's trunk, being sinuous;
the body is hairless and ghoulish blue except for a broad band of
white which encircles the protruding, single eye, the pupil, iris
and ball of which are dead white. The nose is a ragged, inflamed,
circular hole in the centre of the blank face, resembling a fresh
bullet wound which has not yet commenced to bleed. There is no
mouth in the head. With the exception of the face, the head is
covered by a tangled mass of jet-black hair some eight or ten inches
in length. Each hair is about the thickness of a large angleworm.
The body, legs and feet are of human shape but of monstrous
proportions, the feet being fully three feet long and very flat
and broad. The method of feeding consists in running their odd
hands over the surface of the turf, cropping off the tender vegetation
with razor-like talons and sucking it up from two mouths, which
lie one in the palm of each hand. They are equipped with a massive
tail about six feet long, quite round where it joins the body, but
tapering to a flat, thin blade toward the end, which trails at
right angles to the ground. (See THE GODS OF MARS.)
Overlord of the navy of Ptarth.
A Martian kingdom.
Family name of three Zodangan brothers.
Prince of Zodanga. (See A PRINCESS OF MARS.)
A Martian inch.
Jeddak of Okar. (See THE WARLORD OF MARS.)
A green Martian woman. (See A PRINCESS OF MARS.)
A Holy Thern of the Tenth Cycle.
Island in Omean used as a prison.
Slimy reptiles inhabiting the Sea of Korus.
Hornet-like monster. Bald-faced and about the size of a
Hereford bull. Has frightful jaws in front and mighty poisoned
sting behind. The eyes, of myriad facets, cover three-fourths of
the head, permitting the creature to see in all directions at one
and the same time. (See THE WARLORD OF MARS.)
A Martian hardwood.
A young green Martian woman.
An official of the palace.
A kind of tree.
A little pet animal among the red Martian women, about the size of a cat.
A Martian hardwood.
An officer of Salensus Oll.
A Martian second.
Jeddak of Thark.
Rebel Prince of Marentina.
Grandfather of Dejah Thoris and Jeddak of Helium.
Jeddak of Lothar.
A green man, chieftain of the Tharks.
Temple of Reward.
A sphere, or plane of eminence, among the Holy Therns.
Jeddak of Zodanga. (See A PRINCESS OF MARS.)
City and name of a green Martian horde.
A green Martian horse. Ten feet high at the shoulder, with
four legs on either side; a broad, flat tail, larger at the tip
than at the root which it holds straight out behind while running;
a mouth splitting its head from snout to the long, massive neck.
It is entirely devoid of hair and is of a dark slate colour and
exceedingly smooth and glossy. It has a white belly and the legs
are shaded from slate at the shoulders and hips to a vivid yellow
at the feet. The feet are heavily padded and nailless. (See A
PRINCESS OF MARS.)
Jed among the green men of Torquas.
Chief of the lesser Therns.
Throne of Righteousness.
In the court-room of Helium.
Mightiest of the five oceans.
A green horde inimical to Torquas.
The nearer moon.
A black dator.
Jeddak of Ptarth.
Princess of Ptarth.
Officer of the guards at submarine pool.
Kaolian noble; dwar of the Kaolian Road.
A green horde.
A company of one hundred men (military).
A Dusarian noble.
A community of green men; enemy of Thark.
A Barsoomian calot.
A Martian minute.
A Helium warship.
Dator among the First Born.
Commander of the submarine.
Jed of Zodanga.
Dator of the guards of Issus. (See THE GODS OF MARS.)
Mastodonian draught animals.
Martian city of red men at war with Helium.
A Martian hour.