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A list of Xanth characters

A list of Xanth characters by Name

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Note: Book numbers shown with a capital M (M23) indicate a major character in that book. Book numbers shown with a small m (m23) indicate just a mention of that character. Characters are considered included in a book if they are mentioned or are in the current area.
The Database does not allow duplicates between Character and Species. Since the author does occasionally repeat Characters within a species, all duplicates will have something in brackets[] after the Character Name; an abbreviated book title. Example: The first Astrid/Crossbreed will be Astrid [FAG] for the Astrid in Fawn And Games, where she appears, and the second Astrid/Crossbreed will be Astrid [BS] for the Astrid in Board Stiff, the first book in which she appears. If the Character duplicate is in the same book, it will get a 1, 2, etc. and the book abbveviation. Example: Well-Tempered Clavicle has 2 Aaron/Human. They will be Aaron 1 [WTC] and Aaron 2 [WTC].
NAME SPECIES ORIGIN TALENT DESCRIPTION BOOK(S)
Gabriel  Human  Mundania    Visiting Mundane boy  23 
Gaia  Dwarf Demoness  Xanth`s Imagination  All Magic  New Demon of Earth (the world), sharing with Demon Earth.  31 
Gail Marie  Human  Xanth  World Stops to Listen When She Speaks    26 
Galatea  Thing  Xanth    A pig statue carried by Pyg Malion  11 
Gambol  Dwarf Demon  Xanth`s Imagination    Demon specializing in games  39 
Gap Dragon  Dragon  Xanth    Also known as Stanley Steamer. One of the most formidable monsters of Xanth, he destroys all creatures unfortunate enough to blunder into Gap Chasm. Built by Maiden Japan.   1, 5, 6, 7, m8, 12, 14, 15, 16, m17, 19, m20, m21, m22, m23, m25, 26, m27, m30, m34, 35, m36, m38 
Gaptooth  Goblin  Xanth    Leader of the Goblinate of Golden Horde  29 
Garnishee Zombie  Zombie  Xanth    Zombie, fowl of mouth  25 
Gary Gar  Gargoyle  Xanth    Husband of Gayle Goyle; must fulfill his geis to the Swan Knee river.  M18, 19 
Gatling  Goblin  Xanth    Tried to bleep Happy Bottom and Fray and start a rebellion against Gwenny  31 
Gattila the Gun  Human  Xanth  Can shoot anything with his gun  Brother of Attila the Pun; boyfriend of Pundora; uses gun for target practice usually.  35 
Gau D  Demoness  Hades    Wearing high-fashion clothes  m35 
Gauche  Goblin  Xanth    King of the Goblinate of the Golden Horde  34 
Gaucherie  Goblin  Xanth    Reversed version of Gauche  34 
Gayle Goyle  Gargoyle  Xanth    Wife of Gary Gar; encountered by Gary in his travels.  18, 19 
Gazun Tite  Woodwife  Xanth  makes herself and others sneeze    m26 
Geddy  Crossbreed  Pyramid    Son of Gloha and Graeboe; lives on Red Face.  m21 
Geis-A Girl  Human  Pyramid    Can get caught by her geis and have to do what she says  21 
Gen Eric  Human  Xanth  substituting things that will still do the job with Gen Erica    m34 
Gen Erica  Human  Xanth  substituting things that will still do the job with Gen Eric    m34 
Gene  Gnome  Xanth  Change living things as they are    34 
Gene Blue  Human  Xanth  Makes Blue Jeans    33 
Gene Sis  Human  Xanth    Sister of Tiara; makes almost anything from almost nothing.  m38 
Gent One  Human  Xanth      30 
Gent Two  Human  Xanth      30 
Geo  Human  Xanth  know where every place is  Twin brother of Graphy  24 
Geolo-G  Insect  Ptero    In Sunset Comic Strip.  28 
Gerald Towne  Human  Mundania  Storyteller  Called the Pawpaw Wizard  20 
Germane  Griffin  Xanth      37 
Gerome  Centaur  Xanth    An elder of Centaur Isle.  4, 6 
Gerrod  Human  Pyramid  Communicates with water  Son of Ivy and Grey; lives on Blue Face.  21 
Gerrymander  Creature  Xanth    A creature with an irregular, sinuous body, small wings, claws, tail, and a lizard`s head. It holds territory by convoluting, dividing, surrounding, and whatever else is necessary to seize power.  3, m11 
Gestalt  Vampire  Xanth    Circa 900 he had the reverse thread. Aka Fang Face   20 
Getaway  Golem  Xanth    Reverse-wood golem created by Sherlock. Companion of Comealong.  M28 
Gheorge  Ghost  Xanth    Ghost trying to enslave Phanta.  33 
Ghina  Crossbreed  Pyramid  Putting folk to sleep  Daughter of Gloha and Graeboe; is iInvisible; human aspect; lives on Red Face.  M21 
Ghorge  Ghost  Xanth    A ghost writer in Grey`s household.  13 
Gi-Ant  World  Ida`s Worlds    Another of Ida`s Worlds. Shaped like a Giant Ant  31 
Gile  Angel  Heaven World    Pun: agile  m34 
Giles  Human  Xanth    mayor of PLO Village  38 
Gim  Giant  Ptero    Son of Gina and Girard.  m21 
Gimlet  Elf  Xanth  strength increases as they get closer to their tree  Leader of the Tool Elf tribe. His body was temporarily occupied by the Sea Hag`s spirit. 
Gin  Human  Xanth    Very friendly  33 
Gina  Giant  Xanth    An invisible giantess, originally the figment of a dream, now Girard`s love.  12, m13, m17, m21 
Gine  Giant  Ptero    Son of Gina and Girard  m21 
Ginger  Goblin  Xanth    Lovely lady goblin captive with reddish brown hair  39 
Girard  Giant  Xanth    An invisible giant trapped in the realm of the gourd (where he was visible) until rescued by Grey Murphy.  12, m13, m17, m21 
Giszmo  Goblin  Xanth    Isle of Fellowship  m24 
Glassco  Human  Mundania    Former master of Rorrim.  m26 
Glenna [BS]  Goblin  Xanth  find the rarest type of an ordinary thing.  Daughter of Glinda with herb garden.  38 
Glenna [IO]  Goblin  Xanth    Girlfriend of Hardly Harpy  40 
Glinda  Goblin  Xanth  knowing who can help with something.  Wife of Glower who is about-to-be chief.  38 
Glitter  Goblin  Xanth    Isle of Fellowship  24 
Glitter  Crossbreed  Ptero  Sparkle  Daughter of Rapunzel and Grundy  21 
Gloha  Crossbreed  Xanth    Daughter of Glory and Hardy; winged goblin  11, 13, m15, M17, m18, 19, m22, m25, m29, 32 
Glory  Goblin  Xanth  Invisibility  Daughter of Gorbage; sister of Goldy; wife of Hardy; mother of Gloha and Harglo. A beautiful goblin girl. She shares her half talent with her love, Hardy Harpy--together, they`re invisible.  7, m11, m13, m14, m15, 17 
Glow  Crossbreed  Xanth    See Nimbus  M31 
Glower  Goblin  Xanth    Chief of Good Riddance Goblins  38 
Glyph  Crossbreed  Xanth    A creature that is part winged horse, part dragon, encountered by Gloha at Humfrey`s castle.  17 
Gnasty Gnomad  Gnome  Xanth    A gruff patriarch of the Gnobody Gnomes. 
Gnaughty [KG]  Gnome  Xanth    Wenda`s companion at Gnarly Gnomes; moved to Reverse World as a man and became a woman.  34 
Gnaughty Gnomide  Gnome  Xanth    A female gnome of the Gnobody tribe. 
Gneiss  Gnome  Xanth    Female interested in Gnonenity  32 
Gnever  Gnome  Xanth    Chief of the Gnarly Gnomes; moved to Reverse World as a woman and became a man.  34 
Gnifty Gnomide  Gnome  Xanth    A helpful female gnome of the Gnobody tribe. 
Gnitwit Gnomad  Gnome  Xanth    A male gnome of the Gnobody Gnomes. 
Gnome Atter  Gnome  Xanth  makes things unimportant    31 
Gnome Well  Gnome  Ptero    Pun: know him well  22 
Gnonenity  Gnome  Xanth    Head of Gnobody Gnomes; boyfriend of Lady Bug; member of the troupe  M32 
Gnonesch Gnomad  Gnome  Xanth    A male gnome of the Gnobody Gnomes. 
Gnonesuch Gnomad  Gnome  Xanth    A male gnome of the Gnobody Gnomes. 
Gnymph Gnomide  Gnome  Xanth    A female gnome of the Gnobody tribe. 
Gobble  Goblin  Xanth    Son of Gouty, illegitimate; half-brother of Gwenny; and rival for Goblin Chiefdom. He is Xanth`s brattiest brat.  13, 15, m19 
GoDemon  Human  Xanth  Makes music from anything  Picka`s music instructor  35 
Godiva  Goblin  Xanth    Daughter of Goldy and a sub-chief; wife of Gouty; mother of Gwendolyn. She has voluminous hair, and a magic wand inherited from her mother, Goldy, with which she levitates people.  13, 15, m17, m29 
Goggle  Goblin  Xanth    Goggles with goggly eyes  34 
Go-Go  Goblin  Xanth    Wife of Goody (deceased); cursed to die before age 40.  m29 
Golden  Goblin  Xanth    Queen of the Storage goblins in Goblin annex. Golden yellow hair.  39 
Goldie  Goblin  Xanth    In Storage; lowliest servant of the Dragon King; actually a princess  39 
Goldie Gole  Gole  Xanth    Humanoid but head of horse, plus hoofs and tail. Can heal, but if killed, meat turns poison.  27 
Goldy  Goblin  Xanth    Daughter of Gorbage, eldest; mother of Godiva; levitates people or objects with the aid of a magic wand.  M5, 6, m7, 13, 17 
Gole  Human  Xanth  Gaze Into a Person`s Eyes and Make an Imaginary Copy That is Exactly Opposite in Nature and Telent  Guide in Castle Rock Candy for Cyrus; his talent only lasts for an hour, but anything it does with its talent is real and endures.  32 
Golem King  Golem  Torus  Makes and rules golems  Horrendous  m21 
Gomer Gole  Gole  Xanth    Humanoid but head of horse, plus hoofs and tail. Can heal, but if killed, meat turns poison.  27 
Good Ness  Ness Monster  Xanth    In the {underground  m30 
Goodrid  Goblin  Xanth    Chief of Good Riddance Goblins (former)  m38 
Goody  Goblin  Xanth  Bouncing objects back  Son of Grotesk; husband of Go-Go and Gwendolyn; polite, fairminded goblin, unpopular with his own kind; offered as an alternate companion to Dug for his adventure in Xanth. Also known as Gory.  12, 16, M29, 31, m34 
Goofus  Goblin  Xanth    Male guard  39 
Gorbage  Goblin  Xanth    Chief of the North Slope Gap goblins and a doting father.  5, 7, 13, m14, m17 
Gorgon  Gorgon  Xanth  Turning creatures to stone  Sister of Siren; wife of Humfrey (5); mother of Hugo; personification of the feminine promise and threat to men; sight of Gorgon`s face turned at first just males and eventually all creatures to stone, except Humfrey; part-time actress in Curse Friend`s plays.  2, 3, 4, 5, 6, M7, 8, 9, m10, m11, 12, m13, 14, m15, m16, 17, 18, 22, 23, m24, 26, m28, m29, 30, 31, m32, 36, 38 
Gorilla  Goblin  Xanth    Used to terrify captives at Goblinate of the Golden Horde   34 
Gory  Goblin  Xanth    See Goody  m29 
Gossamer  Goblin  Xanth    Roommate/guard of Meryl when she is a captive of Goblinate of the Golden Horde  34 
Gourd`n G`rd`n`r  Human  Xanth    Boyfriend of Petting Sue; grows vegatables.  31 
Gouty  Goblin  Xanth    Chief of Goblin Mountain (former); husband of Godiva; father of Gwendolyn; fat and middle-aged, he has swollen legs  13, m15 
Grabraham  Bed Monster  Xanth    Monster under Ivy`s bed who replaced Snortimer.  12 
Grace`l Ossein  Skeleton  Gourd    Wife of Marrow Bones; mother of Picka Bones and Joy’nt; female walking skeleton and the source of the Skeleton Key.  M11, 12, 13, m15, m16, m17, 19, m28, m35, m36 
Graeboe  Giant  Xanth    An ailing, elderly giant, and Greatbow`s cousin. His illness has made him turn visible, a bad sign.  M17, 19, 32 
Grand Harridan  Harpy  Xanth    Aunt of Gloha and Harglo  m17 
Grandpaw  Human  Xanth    Ease`s grandfather  m38 
Granny Knot  Human  Xanth    Who the village on Nottingham is named after.   m28 
Granola  Giant  Xanth  finds whatever I seek in the next to last place I look for it  Girlfriend of Piper (WTC); 50 ft invisible giant,also known as Granny Ola; plays a concertina.  M35, 36 
Grant  Human  Ptero  reading minds  Son of Ivy and Grey  21 
Graphy  Human  Xanth  know where every place is  Twin brother of Geo  24 
Gravis  Sphinx  Xanth  makes things heavy or light, in that order  Challenge For Clio  28 
Gray Wizard  Elf  Pyramid    Wizard of the Gray Face  21 
Grease Monkey  Monkey  Pyramid    Challenge at Humfrey`s Castle in Pyramid and the answer to Row-bot.  38 
Great Auntie Fannie  Ogre  Xanth    Okra`s not-so-helpful great aunt determined to help her find a husband.  m15 
Great Ness  Ness Monster  Xanth    In the Punderground  m30 
Greatbow  Giant  Xanth    Graeboe`s invisible cousin. He chases intruders, driving them into Com Pewter`s cave.  17 
Green  Human  Xanth    Colored man who rescued Humfrey from mud.  14 
Green Bean  Human  Xanth    Leader of Green Team  m4 
Green Goo  World  Ida`s Worlds    Another of Ida`s worlds  m31 
Green Horn  Human  Xanth    Husband of Sea Girl; Despicable man who made her life miserable. When he dies, she decided to do that to all men  m24 
Green Murphy  Human  Ptero  manipulates time to travel farther  Daughter of Ivy and Grey; green hair, red eyes (oposite of Rhythmn), delivered 1098  24 
Green Wizard  Human  Pyramid    Wizard of the Green Face  m21 
Gregor  Griffin  Xanth    A sworn protector of Che Centaur, he helps Mela and her companions get to Mount Parnassus.  15 
Grey Murphy  Human  Mundania  Null Magic  Son of Murphy and Vadne. In addition to his Magician level skills of nullifying other magic, he is wise and excellent at solving problems. Marries Ivy  M12, 13, 14, 15, m16, 19, m20, 21, 23, 24, 26, 29, 34, m36, 38 
Griff  Alicentaur  Xanth    Son of a roc and a centaur; covered in brown and gray feathers with giant wings.  37 
Grinelle  Griffin  Xanth    Mother of Griselda by Crombie in griffin form  24 
Griselda  Griffin  Xanth    Daughter of Grinelle and Crombie; yellow beak, red mane, blue wingtip feathers with human intelligence  24 
Grobigatail  Harpy  Xanth    Aunt of Gloha and Harglo  m17 
Gromden  Human  Xanth  Divining history of an object  King of Human Xanth (10); father of Threnody during a brief liason with Metria. By holding an object in his hand,he can view its entire origin and history.  8, m14, m19 
Grossclout  Demon  Hades    An imposing demon with gnarled horns and a swishing tail. He is a professor at the University of Magic, and runs Xanth`s adventure game, among his other duties.  14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 22, 25, 26, 29 
Grotesk  Goblin  Xanth    Chief of the Goblinate of the Golden Horde. He is mean, even by goblin standards.  12, 13 
Grundy  Golem  Xanth  Conversing with all living creatures  Husband of Rapunzel; father of Surprise; small man-figure fashioned from wood, clay, rags, and other bits of refuse who later comes to life; affectionately tolerated, despite being a remarkable insulter.  M2, 3, M4, 5, M6, M7, M9, 10, m11, 12, M13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, m20, m21, m23, m24, 26, m27, m28, 29, m30, m31 
Guardian  Dragon  Xanth    A 4-headed dragon.  26 
Guise  Human  Xanth  makes clothing that makess its owner resemble whatever creature it emulates  Boyfriend of Xina; member of the troupe, wardrobe and clothes designer  M32 
Guord  World  Ida`s Worlds    Another of Ida`s moons. A dream world.  31 
Guy Guyascutus  Sidehill Hoofer  Xanth      37 
Gwenny  Goblin  Xanth    Chief of Goblin Mountain; daughter of Godiva and Gouty; wife of Goody; a pretty, young Goblin princess who is lame and has poor vision. Her mother helped her find a way to compensate for her handicaps so she can claim the Chiefdom of Goblin Mountain. Jenny Elf`s closest female friend. Also known as Gwendolyn.  13, m14, M15, m16, 17, 19, m20, m21, 22, 26, M29, 31, m34, 36 
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NAME SPECIES ORIGIN TALENT DESCRIPTION BOOK(S)
Hadi Alicenagon  Crossbreed  Xanth    Daughter of Karia and Drek; dragon head and tail, horse body, wings silver hoofs, gold talons, can talk.  37 
Hagar  Harpy  Xanth    In Storage; captive   39 
Haggai Hag  Human  Xanth    Name of Ida while she is on Knot Quest Name of Ida while she is on Knot Quest  34 
Haggi  Human  Xanth    Mother of Modem; a hag  20 
Haggy  Harpy  Xanth    Leader of the Gap harpy flock. 
Hail Mary  Human  Xanth  Makes Ice    33 
Hal  Halfling  Gourd  Half wishes  Gets half of what he wishes for.  19 
Han D  Demon  Hades    Many hands  m35 
Handi  Harpy  Xanth    Friendly harpy, friend of Justin  23 
Handy  Bed Monster  Xanth    Monster under Dolph`s the bed  m11 
Hanna  Illusion  Xanth    Demonic illusion of Hannah encountered in the city of Hinge  M18 
Hannah  Harpy  Xanth    A member of the Gap harpy flock. 
Hannah Barbarian  Human  Xanth  Deadly accurate with weapons  Wife of Roland Robot; mother of Cyrus Cyborg; militant female barbarian. Also known as Hannah the Handmaiden.  18, M29, m30, m31, m32, m37 
Hapless  Human  Xanth  he can conjure any type of musical instrument but can`t play any;  Wants to play one well. In the end it turns out that his talent is for conducting, not playing. Age 21. Faded gray eyes, dirt-brown hair, dull average excuse for nothing much. Marries Merge.   M40 
Happy Bottom  Hurricane  Xanth  Blowing things away  Wife of Fracto; Tropical Storm Gladys made magic  M20, m24, m25, m27, m28, M31 
Har Burr  Human  Xanth    Made a good place for boats  33 
Harberian Barbarian  Human  Xanth  Changing local seasons  Girlfriend of Eric  34 
Harbinger  Crossbreed  Xanth    Binge-drinking messenger with Harpy ancestry.  33 
Hardly Harpy  Harpy  Xanth    rare male harpy held captive  40 
Hardy  Harpy  Xanth  Invisibility  Husband of Glory; father of Gloha and Harglo; one of a few male harpies. Intelligent and handsome; shares his half talent with Glory Goblin, together they are invisible.  7, 11, 13, m14, m15, m17 
Harga  Crossbreed  Xanth    Harpy/Naga; head of a human, wings of a vulture, and body of a serpent; brought to David Baldwin in a dream by a cenmare.  20 
Harglo  Crossbreed  Xanth    Son of Glory and Hardy; brother of Gloha; has a human head and legs and a harpy body and wings.  m17 
Harmony  Human  Xanth  singing/playing something real  Daughter of Ivy and Grey, triplet  20, m21, 23, M24, m25, 26, M27, 28, 29, 31, M32, 33, 34, 35, M36, 37, 38, 40 
Harold  Harpy  Xanth    Mate of Helen; an early harpy prince 
Harold the Handyman  Human  Xanth    Challenge 1. Right hand helps others, the wrong hand roves.  28 
Hasbinbad  Human  Mundania    Leader of the Nextwave Mundanes, who brought recruits from Iberia and Morocco to Xanth. He had been transporting men, horses, and elephants to Hannibal, and thought he was entering Italy, Mundania.  6, m14 
Hastings  Human  Xanth    A soldier in Evil Trent`s Mundane army. 
Hattila the Hun  Human  Xanth    Sister of Attila the Pun; if you need a fancy hat, she has it.  35 
Hatty  Harpy  Xanth    A harpy who was stoned by Gorgon. 
Haughty  Harpy  Xanth  Changes at Night to Hottie Harpy  High brow Harpy; Hottie seduces avians or mammal; falls in love with Charon.  M33 
Hawkspittle  Goblin  Xanth    A guard at Goblin Mountain.  15 
Hazel  Human  Xanth  Change Color of Her Eyes    29 
Heather [CuR]  Human  Xanth  conjures sweet-smelling flowers    27 
Heather [HT]  Human  Xanth  changes white roses into rainbow-colored roses  Mother of Veleno by Shadows; innocent daughter of a weaverwoman crone, whose baby is delivered to her before she is ready to be a mother.  m17 
Heather [XOC]  Human  Xanth  relates to dragons  brown hair, short  23 
Heaven  World  Ida`s Worlds    Another of Ida`s moons. As Heaven is described to be.  31 
Heavenly  Harpy  Xanth    Garnishee Harpy as seen by Sim using reversing impressions.  m25 
Heavenly Helen  Harpy  Xanth    Queen of the Harpies in Roogna`s reign. 
Hector  Hummingbird  Xanth    Hummingbird brought by Starr and stayed while she served her year service.  m14 
Helen  Human  Xanth    Helen of Troy. Love of Trojan, the Night Stallion  29 
Helen  Harpy  Xanth    Mate of Harold; unlike other members of her species, she is exceptionally beautiful and clean; became Queen. 
Helen  Hummingbird  Xanth    Hummingbird brought by Starr and stayed while she served her year service.  m14 
Helen Back  Demoness  Hades    A demoness who gives vital necessities at inopportune times.  19 
Helen of Troy  Human  Xanth    One of Harmony`s once-a-day women trying to win Bryce`s heart  36 
Hell  World  Ida`s Worlds    Another of Ida`s moons. As Hell is described to be.  31 
HellAnn  Human  Xanth    Relative of MareAnn  m25 
Henry  Human  Mundania    A deaf Mundanian who helps Ivy and Grey with sign language.  12 
Henry the 8th  Human  Mundania    King 1909-1947  m19 
Herb Sage  Human  Xanth  Impart Wisdom    31 
Hercules  Dog  Xanth Reality6    Combination of black lab and American bull, with long silky hair, black with a white flame pattern on his chest. In Umlaut 7`s chest  30 
Herman  Hummingbird  Xanth    Hummingbird brought by Starr and stayed while she served her year service.  m14 
Herman The Hermit  Centaur  Xanth  Summoning will o` the wisps  Uncle of Chester; was the first to recognize that centaurs had been in Xanth long enough to evolve magic.  1, m2, m4, m9, m10 
Hia  Harpy  Xanth Reality    Mother of Lena by a human; grandmother of Cadence  m30 
Hiatus  Human  Xanth  Manifesting sensory organs  Son of Millie and Jonathan; brother of Lacuna, twin; can make noses, ears, eyes and the like appear on any surface.  4, 6, 7, m8, 13, 14, M18, 19, m24, m32 
Hibiscus  Bird  Xanth    In a children`s game.  39 
Hidey  Human  Xanth Reality6  Can hide from anything    30 
Higgs  Illusion  Xanth    In illsionary Air Plane; holds the universe together  31 
High Horse  Horse  Xanth  makes folks snooty    26 
Hilarion  Human  Xanth  banishing specific memories from himself and others.  Husband of Ida; from the Isle of Adamant, one of the fading out islands along the west coast of Xanth; looked for 20 years for his lost bethrothee. AKA Prince Hilarion.  M34, m37 
Ho  Human  Xanth  selective amnesia  prospective husband for Ida  24 
Hoary Harributtes  Harpy  Xanth    Aunt of Gloha and Harglo; has a caustic manner of speech, which doesn`t quite hide her sincere concern for Gloha.  m17 
Hobgoblin of Little Minds  Goblin  Xanth    Takes little children.  30 
Hoe  Elf  Xanth  strength increases as they get closer to their tree  Member of the Tool elf tribe. 
Holey Cow  Bovine  Xanth    Very large cow with lots of holes; used as a mount by Dor, Irene and Grundy 
Hooraw  Bird  Xanth    Very large bird with bright but tasteless plumage, patches of red, blue and yellow on the wings, a brown tail speckled with white, and a body streaked in shades of green. The head was black with a white patch about one eye and two purple feathers near the gray beak. Named after its cry. Collects things. 
Hophead  Demon  Hades    Demon in Grossclout`s class.  26 
Horace  Centaur  Xanth    Zombie centaur who died from an accident in a game of people-shoes; guides Chex and Ivy.  10, 16 
Horatius  Human  Mundania    The bold Roman gatekeeper who had held off the Etruscan army while the Romans chopped down the bridge that was the only access to the city.  m12 
Horntense  Unicorn  Xanth    A Unicorn, one of MareAnn`s beloved companions.  14 
Horri Bull  Crossbreed  Xanth    Adora`s half-brother; bull head, human body  m35 
Horsejaw  Human  Xanth  Projecting booms  A bully who lives near Castle Roogna; stored in Brain Coral pool.  3, 26 
Horseman  Werehorse  Xanth  Short circuit  Evil offspring of a stallion and a woman, he appears as either a white stallion or a handsome man wearing a brass circlet, called the "short circuit", which hooks its victims directly into the hypnogourd, trapping them there. Poses as the Day Horse, his own steed.  M6, m8, 14 
Hotbox  Wyvern  Xanth    Blue hide; at Chex and Cheiron`s wedding.  11 
Hottie  Harpy  Xanth    See Haughty  33 
How?ll  Werewolf  Xanth    Who-what-where-wolf  24 
Hue Man  Human  Pyramid    Man of many colors  21 
Hugh Man  Human  Xanth  can change the shade, color, tone, type description or manner of anything he touches.  But he wants more & will never be satisfied.  33 
Hugh Manatee  Human  Xanth    Pun: sharks were driven away to save Hugh Manatee  23 
Hugh Mongous  Monster  Xanth    A rather stupid monoceros who blocks travelers` paths in the hopes of extorting something new and different.  15 
Hugh Mongus  Human  Ptero  Entering books, changing stories  Son of Svelte and Scab  21 
Hugo  Human  Xanth  Conjuring rotten fruit  Son of Gorgon and Humfrey; husband of Wira; seems unimpressive at first, but with the help of Ivy`s enhancing skills, comes into his own magically and intellectually. Found out that he had a seed from a mediocri-tree in his ear. When he got rid of it, all his fruit was good.  M7, 8, m9, m10, m11, 12, 14, m16, 17, m18, m21, 22, m24, m28, M31, 32, m38 
Humboldt  Human  Xanth    Brother of Humfrey, older  m14 
Humbolt  Human  Xanth Reality6    The Good Magician in Reality 6  m30 
Humfrey  Human  Xanth  Information  King of Human Xanth (17); has six wives and five children. He typically charges one year`s service as the fee for an Answer to a Question. Also known as Good Magician Humfrey.  1, M2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, m10, m11, 12, m13, M14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40 
Hurry  Centaur  Ptero    Mate of Ilura; sire of Imina and Imino  m21 
Hydrogen  Curse Fiend  Xanth    Husband of Bec on call; good Curse Friend Magician, who helped the Curse Friends obtain their powers and defeated Loudspeaker. He learned the secret of modifying talents and hid it for the good of Xanth.  m16, m25 
      86 Characters in H     
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M# - Major Character in that Book. m# - Mention only in that Book.
NAME SPECIES ORIGIN TALENT DESCRIPTION BOOK(S)
I Kandy  Human  Xanth    See Kandy  38 
I M Bigbucks  Human  Xanth    The man made of money  m37 
Ian  Human  Xanth  Pushes Water Away From Him    33 
Ice Queen Clone  Human  Xanth    A stand-in for the Ice Cream Crone, the queen of the cold realm of eye scream. She is uncooperative with Dug and his companions.  16 
Ichabod  Human  Mundania    A Mundane archivist, and researcher of Xanth. He is considered to be the best historian of Mundane Alabama.  4, m5, M6, m7, m12, M19, 29 
ID  Demon  Hades    Has many eyes  m35 
Ida  Human  Xanth  Ideas that come true  Daughter of Irene and Dor; sister of Ivy, lost twin, and Dolph; was raised as a foundling by kind otterbees. Her talent lets her make ideas come true, but only if they come from someone who doesn`t know about her gift. She later acquires a tiny world, Ptero, that orbits her head.  M15, 16, m17, 19, 20, M21, 22, m23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, m30, 31, m32, M34, m35, m37, 38 
Idaho  Human  Xanth    Daughter of Ida and Ho, but they never married.  m24 
Idiot  Goblin  Xanth    Goblin who works for Godiva, appointed Goblin Mountain Intelligence.  13, 15, m19 
Idyll  Human  Xanth  suppressing all thought  Daughter of Ida  m24 
Iffy  Human  Xanth Reality  Create Magical Items    30 
Ifrit of the Bottle  Demon  Hades    A half vaporous man-creature the size of an ogre. Whoever frees it from his bottle is rewarded by chosing the manner of his or her death. 
Ignor Amus  Human  Xanth    Juror at Grace`l Ossein`s trial; very stupid creature  11 
Ilene [AA]  Human  Xanth  makes illusions real  Daughter of Iris and Trent  M31 
Ilene [FAG]  Human  Pyramid  Controls storms  Daughter of Ivy and Grey; lives on Blue Face.  21 
Ilura  Centaur  Ptero    Mate of Hurry; mother of Imina and Imino  21 
Imbecile  Goblin  Xanth    Goblin who works for Godiva, appointed to Foreign Relations Officer.  13, 15, m19 
Imbri  Night Mare  Gourd    See Mare Imbrium  31 
Imina  Centaur  Ptero    Daughter of Ilura and Hurry  21 
Imino  Centaur  Ptero    Son of Ilura and Hurry  21 
Impli Cate  Human  Xanth    Lawyer for the offense  33 
Implosion  World  Ida`s Worlds    Ida`s 12th moon  26, 27, m31 
Improb A-Bull  Bovine  Xanth      38 
In Crease  Human  Xanth  Gain Weight, Size, Whatever  Twin brother of De Crease  32 
Incredi Bull  Bovine  Pyramid    On the Blue Face  m21 
Inebriated  Human  Xanth    Twin sister of Intoxicated; seen through the Rings of Power  25 
Inertia  Human  Xanth  Makes things stay at rest or stay in motion    28 
Inf Ant  Ant  Xanth    Challenge 2 for Cyrus Cyborg.   32 
Inform Ant  Ant  Xanth    Challenge 2 for Cyrus Cyborg.  32 
Inland Flies  Insect  Xanth    Resident of Isle of Flies  m38 
Innocent  Human  Xanth    Innocent girls staying at the Kiss Mee Spa  m36 
Inspector Al  Gator  Xanth Reality6      30 
Intella-Giant  Giant  Xanth    Huge repository of knowledge  37 
Intellig Ant  Ant  Xanth    Pun Intelligent ant  m26 
Interest Bearing Account  Bear  Xanth    Pun  24 
Interface  Human  Xanth  Can make things easy or hard    24 
Intoxi Cate  Human  Xanth  Makes revelers happy    33 
Intoxicated  Human  Xanth    Twin sister of Inebriated; seen through the Rings of Power  25 
Io  Human  Xanth Reality    Daughter of Irene and Dor  m30 
Ione  Human  Xanth  can make a lie the truth, provided the liar doesn`t know her   Daughter of Ida and Hilarion, two years old.  37 
Irene [CaR]  Human  Xanth  Green Thumb  Daughter of Iris and Trent; wife of Dor; mother of Ivy. Ida, and Dolph. Originally a sub-magician and later a full Sorceress. Her talent causes plants to grow rapidly, completing full life cycles in minutes. She has green hair.  3, M4, 5, 6, M7, 8, m9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, m17, m18, 19, 20, m21, 22, m24, m25, 26, m28, 29, 30, m31, m33, m36 
Irene [LOTD]  Human  Xanth    One of Harmony`s once-a-day women trying to win Bryce`s heart  36 
Irene [UIAH]  Human  Xanth    Daughter of Arjayess and Jehial  m26 
Irenti  Human  Xanth    Daughter of Iris and Trent after their youthening (the 3 princesses were not sure of the name) Could be Trentia  m24 
Iri Sistible  Human  Xanth  attracts men    28 
Iris  Human  Xanth  Illusion  Wife of Trent; mother of Irene; sorceress who can create illusions that fool the physical senses  1, 2, m3, 4, 6, m7, m9, m11, m12, 13, 14, m15, 17, M18, 19, m21, m24, m29, m31, 36, m37 
Iron Maiden  Human  Xanth    She has two forms: one made of iron, the other doing the ironing  22 
Iron Maiden  Thing  Xanth    Created and animated by an unnamed King of Xanth.  35 
Irrevalent Kandy  Human  Xanth    See Kandy  38 
Isaac Azimuth  Human  Xanth    Author known by Olive Hue   m33 
Isabella Emily Carylyn  Human  Ptero  Borrowing talents  Daughter of Ivy and Grey; green eyes, brown hair, green dress  21 
Iseult of the White Hand  Human  Mundania    Wife of Tristan (UIAH), but she didn`t love him  m26 
Iseult the Fair  Human  Mundania    Wife of Mark and lover of Tristan  m26 
Isis  Goddess  Mundania    lovely goddess of fertility who it turns out is the Orb  40 
Itchlips  Goblin  Xanth    Goblin at Mt. Etamin.  11 
Ition  Animal  Xanth    Challenge 1. Animal warning A. Cause  24 
Ivan  Human  Xanth  makes things fatter or thinner  Boyfriend of Maiden Yukay  M37 
Ivy  Human  Xanth  Enhancement  King of Human Xanth (21), third female king; daughter of Irene and Dor; twin sister of Ida, and Dolph; wife of Grey; Her talent causes the qualities she perceives to intensify. She is also unique in having befriended the Gap Dragon, whom she calls Stanley Steamer.  M7, 8, 9, M10, 11, M12, 13, 14, 15, 16, m17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, m28, m29, m30, m31, 32, m33, 34, 36, m38 
Izadora Dahlia  Crow  Xanth    A large colorful and fancy bird  40 
Ize  Demon  Hades    Character in Sofia`s play; husband of Robin  21 
      60 Characters in I     
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KEY - Xanth Titles; so far, by the numbers: (Click on a Book Title & see more info on that book.)
1 A Spell For Chameleon [ASFC]  2 The Source Of Magic [TSOM]  3 Castle Roogna [CaR]  4 Centaur Aisle [CA] 
5 Ogre, Ogre [OO]  6 Night Mare [NM]  7 Dragon on a Pedestal [DOAP]  8 Crewel Lye [CL] 
9 Golem In The Gears [GITG]  10 Vale Of The Vole [VOTV]  11 Heaven Cent [HC]  12 Man From Mundania [MFM] 
13 Isle Of View [IOV]  14 Question Quest [QQ]  15 The Color Of Her Panties [TCOHP]  16 Demons Don't Dream [DDD] 
17 Harpy Thyme [HT]  18 Geis of the Gargoyle [GOTG]  19 Roc And A Hard Place [RAAHP]  20 Yon Ill Wind [YIW] 
21 Faun & Games [FAG]  22 Zombie Lover [ZL]  23 Xone Of Contention [XOC]  24 The Dastard [TD] 
25 Swell Foop [SF]  26 Up In a Heaval [UIAH]  27 Cube Route [CuR]  28 Currant Events [CE] 
29 Pet Peeve [PP]  30 Stork Naked [SN]  31 Air Apparent [AA]  32 Two to the Fifth [TTTF] 
33 Jumper Cable [JC]  34 Knot Gneiss [KG]  35 Well-Tempered Clavicle [WTC]  36 Luck of the Draw [LOTD] 
37 Esrever Doom [ED]  38 Board Stiff [BS]  39 Five Portraits [FP]  40 Isis Orb [IO] 
41 Ghost Writer in the Sky (Apr/17) [GWITS]  42 Fire Sail (To Come) [FS]  43 Jest Right (To Come) [JR]   
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Doug Harter maintains the Xanth Character Database, updating it as new books in the Xanth series are released. Thanks to Piers Anthony, for letting me see some of his Character Notes, to Peg Rombach-Riggs who did the work creating the original table, Seajay who supplied the numbers, Dawn M. Burge for suggesting and helping Origin to be accomplished, and FNProgramvare's BookCat, which I use to store the Xanth Character info.
NOTE: No books will be included which are not released.


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