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Princess Ida

Princess Ida of Human Xanth is a woman from the Faun and Nymph Retreat then Castle Roogna in Xanth. Her talent is making ideas come true, provided the person with the idea does not know her talent. She was first introduced in The Color of Her Panties as a major character.

Ida was delivered in 1069. She is the daughter of Irene and Dor; twin sister of Ivy; sister of Dolph and Io; wife of Ho, Hilarion, and Jaycn; and mother of Ione, Hilda, Idaho, Idyll, and Ion. She is 49 years old.

Ida was raised as a foundling by kind otterbees. They betrothed her to Prince Hilarion when she was one year old. She was tutored by Cerebral. She was encased in crystal by Dragoman until she was found by Mela and Okra. She acquires a tiny world, Ptero, that orbits her head. The Dastard made Ho forget about meeting with Ida; so in an alternate reality, they had Idaho. On the Blue Face of Pyramid, she is married to Jaycn. Haggai Hag was the name Ida used while she is on Knot Quest. On the same quest, Hilarion misremembered her name because of reverse wood. He thought her name was Adissec Nirp. She was his lost betrothee. They married and had Ione.

Novels: The Color of Her Panties, Demons Don't Dream, Harpy Thyme, Roc and a Hard Place, Yon Ill Wind, Faun and Games, Zombie Lover, The Dastard, Swell Foop, Up in a Heaval, Cube Route, Currant Events, Pet Peeve, Stork Naked, Air Apparent, Knot Gneiss, Well-Tempered Clavicle, Esrever Doom, 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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