Astrid is a basilisk who became a woman from Xanth. She was first introduced in Board Stiff as a major character.
Astrid is the wife of Art and mother of Firenze.
Astrid adopted Firenze. She got a soul on accident. She was transformed from a basilisk to a shapely human while retaining her basilisk abilities, her perfume is intoxicating and direct look kills. She always wears dark glasses and the Sequins of Events dress. She seeks love. She was assigned by Humfrey to protect the party. She is credited with saving Xanth.
Novels: Board Stiff, Five Portraits, Isis Orb