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Ashur, is a Cainite reputed to be an Antediluvian. He is depicted in many legends and myths, however, Noddists and occult scholars cannot agree on his identity, mainly because he is rumored to be the founder of the infernal Baali bloodline.

Possible IdentitiesEdit

Some believe that Ashur is Cappadocius, however, it is worth noting that at no time has anyone heard Cappadocius himself make use of that name; it has always been ascribed to him in writing by others.

There are claims that Ashur had a third-eye, and therefore it is interpreted as Ashur being Saulot, the founder of the Salubri - although many vampires dismiss this as 'Tremere propaganda' against the Salubri.

The Old Clan believes that [Tzimisce] traveled to the Orient before the Deluge, to a city of demon-worshippers that he struck down. They shared this legend among the Tal'Mahe'Ra.

And yet there's a fourth option. It states that Ashur was not the real name of an Antediluvian, but the name of the place where the three Baali founders were Embraced - a place known as Assur (Ashur), that came to be the capital city of the Assyrian Empire.


  • "Ashur" from the old Assyrian Assur, was the name main deity of the Assyrians, and also their capital city.


Encyclopaedia Vampirica, p. 23-24.

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