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"Did he ever tell you what that 'S' means?"
"The House of El."
"Yes, but... it also stands for a Kryptonian phrase, our family motto. 'El mayarah.' It means, 'Stronger together.'
Kara Danvers and James Olsen[src]

The House of El, also known as the El family, is a family of Kryptonians, who are former residents of Krypton. The family is well known for their high moral values.

Known family members


  • Jor-El (Zor-El's brother, Lara's husband, Kal-El's father and Kara's paternal uncle; deceased)
  • Zor-El (Jor-El's brother, Alura's husband, Kara's father and Kal-El's paternal uncle)
  • Lara Lor-Van (Jor-El's wife and Kal-El's mother, Kara's paternal aunt by marriage and Jonathan and Jordan’s paternal grandmother; deceased)
  • Alura Zor-El (Zor-El's wife, Kara's mother, and Kal-El's paternal aunt by marriage)
  • Kara Zor-El (Zor-El and Alura's daughter, Jor-El's niece and Kal-El's paternal cousin)
  • Red Daughter (Kara's Harun-El copy, Zor-El and Alura's daughter, Jor-El's niece and Kal-El's paternal cousin; merged back with Kara)
  • Kal-El (Jor-El and Lara's son, Zor-El's nephew and Kara's paternal cousin, Lois' husband, Jonathan and Jordan's father)
  • Lois Lane (Kal-El's wife, Jonathan's mother)
  • Jonathan Kent (Kal-El and Lois's son, Jordan’s brother)
  • Jordan Kent (Kal-El and Lois's son, Jonathan's brother)





House of El glyph

  • The House of El emblem stands for "El mayarah", which means "stronger together".[1]
  • The family crest is the letter "S" with a pentagon shield, which Kara and Clark always wear in their suits while fighting crime as their heroic alter-egos. The "S" in Kryptonese stands for hope.[citation needed]
  • Lois Lane is the only known Earth-38/Earth-Prime human to be part of the House of El due to her marriage to Clark as well as being the mother to their children.
  • Although Mon-El's name ends in "El", he is not actually a member of the House of El's bloodline.
  • Jonathan and Jordan Kent are the only two known Human-Kryptonian hybrids in the House of El.


  • Oliver was the only known Earth-X human to be part of the House of El due to his marriage to Overgirl.