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Latia is a curse fiend woman from Gateway Castle in Xanth. Her talent is curses but one in three is a blessing. She was first introduced in Vale of the Vole as a major character.

Latia is an ugly old woman whose every third curse is actually a blessing. She is skilled enough with stage makeup to create a face that will curdle water. She was a companion of Volney. She is now the matriarch of the Curse Fiends. She is sometimes called Dame Latia or Crone Latia.

Novels: Vale of the Vole, Swell Foop

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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