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Melantha is a merwoman from Xanth. She was first introduced in Heaven Cent.

Melantha was delivered in 1053. She is the widow of Merwin; wife of Naldo; and mother of Merci, Nadine, Knight, Mourning, and Nigel. She is 65 years old.

Melantha is the widow of Merwin. She is an adventurous mermaid who was searching for a new husband. She and Okra found Ida encased in crystal by Dragoman. She is commonly called Mela.

Novels: Heaven Cent, The Color of Her Panties, Harpy Thyme, Roc and a Hard Place, Faun and Games, Xone of Contention, The Dastard, Up in a Heaval, Ghost Writer in the Sky, 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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