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Description Ancient author of ancient treatises. It's almost certain that Yrtulayn was an actual person, though almost nothing is known of him except that he could write. Whether he was, in fact, the author of all the writings that are now attributed to him, however, is doubtful. The work On False Religions, for example, is attributed to him, but if he wrote the entire work, he must have been experimenting with a number of almost contrary literary styles while composing it