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Biology & AppearanceEdit
- (Mainstream) - Thanagarians believe a group of deities called the Seven Brothers and the Seven Sisters created the universe, and then created the planet Thanagar. Soon after, they created their own realms, the Seven Heavens and the Seven Hells.
Seven of the gods came down and lay with mortal women, birthing the Thanagarian race.
An angel, known as the Hawkgod, got chained in one of the Seven Hells, defying the laws of gravity and enabling the anti-gravity function to exist within the Nth Metal.
- (Legend of the Hawkman) - Early in Thanagarian history, a group of deities called the Thanagarian Trinity created Thasaro, as a test for any Thanagarian who could champion over him. A mighty warrior named Hol was the one who defeated him, now known as the Fallen One, with a blessed feather from the Gods of the Aerie. The surviving gods bind Thasaro within a mystic urn, which Hol buried beneath the mountains of Tibetan in Earth.
- (DCAU) - The people of Thanagar once worshiped a pantheon of extra-dimensional entities known as The Great Old Ones. At that time, Thanagar was a harsh world and theirs was a primitive and savage culture; in return for offerings made to him, the Old Ones leader, Icthultu, gave them agriculture, mathematics, and philosophy — the foundations of their entire culture. As they matured, however, the Thanagarians stopped worshiping them — modern Thanagarians bow down to no higher power. Their knowledge of the Great Old Ones was used in the creation of their personal weaponry. For this reason their Nth metal weapons — such as Hawkgirl's mace and Hro Talak's battle-axe for example — have mystical properties and can work against Green Lantern's power ring or Superman's invulnerability.
In 6600 B.C., two Thanagarian law officers were stranded on Earth, and were worshipped as gods. They used their positions to unite the surrounding lands in hopes of bringing peace and prosperity to Earth.
Later, an emissary of Thanagar — the army commander Hro Talak — declared to Earth that "For generations, we on Thanagar have been locked in a bloody war with these monsters [the Gordanians, referred to as 'our mortal enemies']". They said that they will construct a shield generator that would protect the entire planet. Unfortunately, their real intention was to destroy Earth to create a series of hyperspace bypasses to go right to the Gordanian homeworld. The Justice League stopped them and the Thanagarians left the planet. When they returned to Thanagar, the planet was already decimated. Hro Talak told his remaining crew to abandon ship while he ran a kamikaze attack on the Gordanian mothership.
The final fate of Thanagar under Gordanian rule remains unknown, but there was a resistance movement fighting against the Gordanians. Paran Dul, Kragger and a few Thanagarians later left the resistance to pursue Hawkgirl for betraying them.