An ok overview over Robert E. Howard's Hyborian Age can be found on
Howard used a lot of historical names as inspiration for his stories. The
movie is only loosely based on Howard's own writings.
> 1a. Conan
> Posted by: "greg scaff" g_scaff@... g_scaff
> Date: Thu May 17, 2012 8:33 am ((PDT))
> Hi Oscar,
> Conan is a Fantasy movie based on a work of fiction by author Robert E.
> Howard. Conan is indeed a Celtic name, but the character is a Cimmerian
> from the Ukraine area, and the story is set in a murky, prehistorical era,
> centuries before Germanic speakers entered the Black Sea area. I believe
> Howard patterned his characters after stereotypical Vikings, thus giving
> them names like Osric.
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