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House of El

Official Name
House of El

Organization Identity


Base Of Operations

Organization Leader(s)
An elected Bethgar and Bythgar (king and queen)

Current Members

Former Members


Established by Erok-El to distinguish family members with a "special name".

Place of Formation

Place of Defunction

First appearance


The House of El was one of the noble ruling families of the planet, Krypton. The name El translates in Kryptonian to "of the star". The family line extends back thousands of years, to a time when tribes of Kryptonians still waged war against one another across the continents. The direct descendants of Jor-El the First sired children whom would become the sole survivors to escape Krypton's ultimate destruction - Kal-El and Kara Zor-El. The bloodline continued through the centuries with the births of Kal-El's Kryptonian/Human hybrid children with wife, Lois Lane.

The earliest known members of the El family line existed during Krypton's pre-industrial age when Kryptonians were known by only a single name. The first recorded member of the family line was Feln, who was the father of Rugad, who was the father of Tomnu. Tomnu's son, Erok became the first Kryptonian to create clan names and called himself Erok-El, or, Erok of the Star. His wife was Milia, the daughter of an opposing Bethgar named Uved. Erok-El and Milia gave birth to Kal-El the First, who became the second Bethgar of the continent of Urrika. Kal-El's son, Wab-El did not share his ancestor's noble qualities and became a vicious warlord. Wab-El had two sons, Vad-El and Hyr-El. Vad-El became a tyrant like his father, and Hyr-El disowned the family name after a feud with Vad-El. Hyr-El's direct family lineage is what eventually evolved into the modern House of El.




In Krypton's fifth and sixth historical epochs, patriarchs of the House of El took the surname "L". Centuries later, the family line would adapt the name into the latter "El".

Honorary members of the House of El


Equipment: None known.


The family lineage of the House of El as it pertains to this article is exclusive to the Krypton of Pre-Crisis continuity.


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