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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 the soul of Jone Welf accidentally. 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.

She went to 1128 and was one of the weapons against Ragna Roc.

Novels: Board Stiff, Five Portraits, Isis Orb, Fire Sail, Jest Right

A Bold Title means she was a major character. A Small Title means she was only mentioned.

Character notes


Human men and women will not have a species in their entries. Also, if the surname of the character is the character's species, it was dropped.

If the character is a child, it will be in the description. The child will more than likely be an adult by this time in the Xanth series.

Many species are single gender, so their entries will not mention it. The species are Fury, Muse, basilisk, cenmaid, cenmare, cockatrice, dryad, maenad, sand witch, sandman, and woodwife. Harpies and nymphs are usually female, and fauns are usually male; but there have been a few exceptions that are noted.

In some instances, I have made educated guesses on gender, species, and some birth years.


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