Belit, known as "the Queen of the Black Coast," was a pirate queen and commander of a ship called the Tigress. She was a fierce warrior and the equal of any man in combat, and her crew was intensely loyal to her. They plundered many ships and villages, which resulted in a fearsome reputation. Belit eventually encountered Conan the Cimmerian and fell in love with him. Together they continued pirating until she was slain by a winged monster. Even then, Belit briefly came back from the dead to aid Conan, fulfilling her vow to save his life.