Thursday, April 28, 2011

Dejah Thoris, Princess of Mars

Cover art from A Princess of Mars by Edgar Ric...Image via Wikipedia
Ah, the lovely...dangerous...seductive...cunning Dejah Thoris. If you don't know who she is or where she's from shame on you! You're reading this blog, you should know. But, a quick refresher for those of you just joining the party...
The beautiful Dejah Thoris is a female protagonist from Edgar Rice Burrough's Martian novels (also featuring the Earth-man John Carter). She is the Princess of the Martian city-state of Helium and, eventually, love interest and wife for aforementioned John Carter. First appearing in the 1917 debut novel for John Carter, A Princess of Mars, Dejah Thoris played a prominent role in other novels in the series, including The Gods of Mars, The Warlord of Mars, Swords of Mars and (aptly) John Carter of Mars.
Since the lovely princess is supposed to be the most beautiful woman in Helium, and because she is such a strong character, she has become a staple of comic book, sci-fi, fantasy and pin-up art.
Did I forget to mention Martian clothing consists of, well, nothing except a few well-placed jewels?
Now would be the time to mention the NSFW rating of this post. Since many of these images represent the character in her native dress (or undress), she is bereft of clothing in most of them. So, you have been warned!