Homo Magi

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The Homo Magi are a species that features in DC Comics.

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History

Origin

Homo Magi were a branch offshoot of humanity that had lived alongside Homo Sapiens but were distinguished by their natural affinity to use magic. (Secret Origins v2 #27)

In 5000 B.C., the wizard-king Nommo of the African Kingdom of Kor whose strength lay in the mystical Flame of Life. During a confrontation with Felix Faust, Nommo was bathed in the magical flames and cursed with immortality where he outlived all those around him. By 2000 B.C., he had grown tired of his everlasting life and learnt of the existence of Homo Magi. Nommo who had taken the name Doctor Mist sought to create catalysts of change in the world and used the Flame of Life to forged the magical Stones of Life gems that he gifted to disciples that he had trained from the Homo Magi. Initially, he desired to find a companion but as these mystics grew he sought to develop the perfect society. After a large number of Homo Magi gathered, Dr. Mist built the Hidden City in Northern Turkey to serve as their home. Some of the special disciples were later instrumental in shaping the world of Homo Sapiens with these being the likes of Marco Polo, Leonardo da Vinci, Joseph Balasmo, Thomas Paine and Benjamin Franklin along with numerous others. Nommo had believed that he had recreated the world in his image of a peaceful society with Homo Magi and Homo Sapiens working in perfect harmony with one another. This was until the onset of World War I when Nommo had learnt that the banished Felix Faust was influencing the human world once more. Thus, Dr. Mist began gathering heroes from the ranks of the Homo Magi that included Sargon the Sorcerer, Doctor Occult, Zatarra and many others. (Secret Origins v2 #27)

Post-Flashpoint

Following the Flashpoint, a new version of reality was created with a different history of events. The Homo Magi were the first race of magic users on the Earth who were taught at the Rock of Eternity and spread it around the world. They were said to had been responsible for building Atlantis and created the Empire of Kor with the ruins of their once great civilization being hidden with magic. (Justice League Dark v2 #11)

Overview

Members

  • Nommo : a male wizard-king from the African kingdom of Kor thousands of years ago where he gained immortality and sought to create more Homo Magi with himself taking the name of Dr. Mist. (Secret Origins v2 #27)
  • Sindella :
  • John Sargent :
  • Giovanni Zatara :
  • Zatanna Zatara :

Notes

  • The Homo Magi were created by Gerry Conway and Dick Dillin where they made their first appearance in Justice League of America v1 #164 (March, 1979).
  • According to Day of Judgment Secret Files and Origins v1 #1 (1999), Homo Magi first emerged 100,000 years ago and they later founded the fabled city of Atlantis.

In other media

Television

  • In Arrow, the Homo Magi were mentioned in the episode "Eleven-Fifty-Nine". Damien Darhk stated that they forged mystical idols in the image of the being whose power they wished to channel with one among them being the Kushu Idol.

Appearances

  • Justice League of America v1:
  • Secret Origins v2:
  • Justice League Dark v2:

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