Maiden Taiwan is a woman from Mundania, the Gap Chasm, then the South Village in Xanth. She was first introduced in Question Quest.
Maiden Taiwan was born in 927. She is the sister of Maiden China, wife of Humfrey, and mother of Dafrey. She is 191 years old.
Maiden Taiwan was saved by Nan Oʼ Tek, who brought her to Xanth, and founded the Mai-Den Industrial Park in the Gap in 949 with her sister Maiden China, Maiden Japan, and Maiden Mexico. She adopted Dafrey after she married Humfrey. Her name is a play on Made in Taiwan.
Novels: Question Quest, Swell Foop, Up in a Heaval, Currant Events, Two to the Fifth, Knot Gneiss, Board Stiff, Ghost Writer in the Sky
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.