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Gorgon is a female crossbreed from the Magic Dust Village then the Good Magicianʼs Castle in Xanth. Her talent is turning creatures to stone. She was first introduced in The Source of Magic.

Gorgon was delivered in 1025. She is the daughter of a nymph and a merman, twin sister of Siren, wife of Humfrey, mother of Hugo, and a cousin of Lorelei. She was 55 years old when she went into an enchanted sleep in 1080 and began aging again when she woke in 1090. She is 83 years old.

Gorgon is the personification of the feminine promise and threat to men. The sight of her face turned at first just males and eventually all creatures to stone, except Humfrey. She served a year at the Good Magician's Castle to get the answer to "Will you marry me?" She became an actress in night mares while she was in the enchanted sleep. She is also a part-time actress in Curse Friend plays.

Novels: The Source of Magic, Castle Roogna, Centaur Aisle, Ogre, Ogre, Night Mare, Dragon on a Pedestal, Crewel Lye: A Caustic Yarn, Golem in the Gears, Vale of the Vole, Heaven Cent, Man from Mundania, Question Quest, Demons Don't Dream, Harpy Thyme, Geis of the Gargoyle, Zombie Lover, Xone of Contention, The Dastard, Up in a Heaval, Currant Events, Pet Peeve, Stork Naked, Air Apparent, Two to the Fifth, Luck of the Draw, Board Stiff, Ghost Writer in the Sky

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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