Melpomene is a Muse from the South Village, Castle Roogna, then Mount Parnassus in Xanth. She was first mentioned in Isle of View.
Melpomene was delivered in 912. She is the daughter of Mnem and Ebnez and sister of Calliope, Euterpe, Terpsichore, Erato, Polyhymnia, Urania, Thalia, and Clio. She was 25 years old when she moved to Mount Parnassus and became the Muse of Tragic Poetry in 937 and stopped aging. She is 25 years old.
Melpomene and her sisters were sent to Castle Roogna in 917 by her father to protect them from the Twelfth Wave.
Novels: Isle of View, Currant Events
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.