Monday, June 9, 2008

Titles

TITLES OF ROYALTY

Chief
Edgar Rice Burroughs' interpretation of Barsoomian terms for jeds, princes, or high-ranking officers. In some areas of Barsoom is equivalent in rank to "king."

Council of Seven Jeds
rank/title: the ruling class of Morbus.

Dator
rank/title: a prince of the First Born.

Jed
King

Jeddak
Emperor, King of Kings

Jeddarra
Empress, Queen of Kings

King
Used only to describe the kaldane leaders

Prince or Princess
Frequently appears in the royalty of the red Martians, usually regarding off-spring of Jeddaks or Jeddaras

TITLES OF MILITARY

Than
ordinary warrior or seaman

Panthan
a mercenary without house or nation.

Padwar
a lieutenant, ranks of first and second class.

Dwar
a captain

Odwar
general, commands 10,000 men.

Teedwar
see Chessmen

Jedwar
general of generals (a warlord)

Umak
10,000 men commanded by a odwar

Utan
100 men commanded by a dwar.

Dar
1,000 men. (Possibly 10 dars per odwar command?)

TITLES OF RELIGION


Daughter of the Lesser Moon
Issus

Death upon Barsoom
Matai Shang's Hekkador alias

Father of Holy Therns
Matai Shang; leader of a religious cult

Goddess of Death
Issus

Goddess of Life Eternal
Issus

Hekkador
High rank in Thern sociey

Holy Hekkador
perhaps same rank as Hekkador

Master of Life
Matai Shang

Mother of the Nearer Moon
Issus

Ninth Cycle
Rank one level below Hekkador

Tenth Cycle
Rank of Hekkador

Therns of the Tenth cycle
Hekkadors; cannibalistic, though they will not touch human flesh which has not been thoroughly drained of blood by the vampiric plant men.

thorian
a Rank of Hekkador

Description by David Bruce Bozarth, from ERBList.com.

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