Public Domain Super Heroes
Dejah Thoris

Real name

Dejah Thoris

First appearance

All Story Magazine (1912)

Original publisher

Frank Munsey

Created by

Edgar Rice Burroughs


Dejah Thoris is a Princess of Mars (which her people call Barsoom) who eventually becomes the wife of John Carter, Warlord of Mars and mother of his son, Carthoris and daughter, Tara. She is a native of the city state of Helium, the daughter of Jed Mors Kajak, and granddaughter of Jeddak Tardos Mors. As a noble woman, she is fiercely proud of her heritage, and demonstrates great courage. She is sometimes portrayed as an adventuress and heroine in her own right, when not needing to be rescued by Carter. Like other Red Martians of Helium, she has red skin, black hair and wears very little clothing other than jewlery, though she is usually depicted wearing at least some clothing.

Public Domain Literary Appearances[]

  • Under the Moons of Mars (1912)
  • A Princess of Mars (1917)
  • The Gods of Mars (1918)
  • The Warlord of Mars (1919)
  • Thuvia, Maid of Mars (1920)
  • The Chessmen of Mars (1922)

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