Queen Zalcoré ruled in the Omu Empire long ago. She thought herself so beautiful that she was beyond even the gods. She made a deal with the devil to be beautiful forever, but she was tricked, turned into a Medusa, and banished to Nangalore, which was built for her by her lover Thiru-Taya. She had thought Thiru-Taya a traitor, but learned after his death that he was imprisoned, and did not betray her. His ashes were kept in Nangalore along with Zalcoré. She would grow strange flowers for the purposes of achieving hallucinations of her late lover.