The House of El, also known as the El family, is a family of Kryptonians, who are former residents of Krypton.

Known family members

Earth Thirty-Eight

  • 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; deceased)
  • Lara Van-El (Jor-El's wife and Kal-El's mother; deceased)
  • Alura Zor-El (Zor-El's wife and Kara's mother)
  • Kara Zor-El (Zor-El and Alura's daughter, Jor-El's niece and Kal-El's paternal cousin)
  • Kal-El (Jor-El and Lara's son, Zor-El's nephew and Kara's paternal cousin)



  • The House of El emblem stands for "El mayarah", which means "stronger together".[1]
  • The family crest is the Superman "S" with a pentagon shield. That Kara and Clark always wear in their suits to represent the House of El. The "S" in Kryptonian stands for hope.
  • Though Mon-El's name ends in "El", he is not a member of the House of El.