Gods of the North first appeared in the March 1934 issue of ‘The Fantasy Fan’. It is among Robert E. Howard’s finest writings on sword and sorcery. This was the first reprinting.
Rejected as a Conan story by Weird Tales magazine editor Farnsworth Wright, Howard changed the main character’s name to “Amra of Akbitana” and retitled the piece as “The Gods of the North”, in which it was published in the March 1934 issue of The Fantasy Fan. It was not published in its original form in Howard’s lifetime. Later the more known ‘The Frost Giant’s Daughter’ with Conan is more known and more often published.