Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Among the blue eyed Orcadian descendants we must count Ororo, of an ancient line of African priestesses, all of whom have white hair, blue eyes, and the potential to wield magic. During one of those Arab-Israeli wars, a plane crashed into her home in El Cairo and Ororo's parents were killed. She managed to escape the rubble with nothing but the tattered clothes on her back and her mother's ancestral ruby. After wandering all over Africa, she reached her ancestors' homeland on the Serengeti Plain in Kenya. She was taken in by an elderly tribal woman named Grandmother Oroba who taught her to be responsible with her powers. Ororo soon came to be the object of worship of the Luo tribes who believed her to be a goddess. The X-Men subsequently informed their founder, Professor Xavier, about her but at first he declined to contact her, not wanting to shock the young woman with the true nature of her powers. Later, however, Xavier explained to Ororo that she was not a "goddess", but a mutant, and as such she had a responsibility to use her abilities to help the world just as she had helped her tribe. Ororo accepted Xavier's offer and was given the codename "Storm". We learn here that Orcadian genes are superior and infuse many other superheroes of the Marvel universe.