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Ah, the Wheel Of Pain... The Wheel Of Pain can be an allegory, if you wish. It can be a mill or a torture device or just a clever creation by a writer to explain how Conan got his Hanz and Franz on. But I believe the Wheel Of Pain is what it is. It is real. It is pain. I mean, never ending pain and mind numbing boredom and madness until the wheel itself, ...


I always took this to be literal. Kind of like The Three Stooges meet Hercules, where he was chained to the galley and built up his muscles. Although in this case it was much more realistic as the made him switch sides so as to develop on both sides of his body. Conan may have pushed the wheel the other way, although they didn't show that in the movie. ...

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