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Metria is a demoness from Xanth. She was first introduced in Vale of the Vole.

Metria is the wife of Valeno; lover of Gromden; and mother of Threnody, Ted, and Chaos.

Metria is the mother of Threnody after a liaison with Gromden and of Ted and Chaos by her husband Veleno, when she got half a soul. She is a troublemaker who has a problem with vocabulary after being stepped on by a sphinx.

She did everything she could to stop Umlaut from delivering the letters to save Ted's soul. That included tricking Surprise into thinking that he was her true love and emulating several women from Ptero when he needed help with fire ants.

She has two alter egos, Mentia and Woe Betide. Mentia is a little crazy and split off from Metria when Metria's soul got too bothersome. D. Sire is a friend of Mentia. Woe Betide is a sweet and winsome waif, who carries a box of matches to sell. She emulated Tacy to hinder Umlaut. When she met Debra, she used the alias Trace, a male demon child.

She is a friend of Demoness-in-training Nan OʼTech.

Metria is the only character from Xanth who appeared outside the series. She appeared in DoOon Mode.

Novels: Vale of the Vole, Isle of View, Question Quest, The Color of Her Panties, Demons Don't Dream, Harpy Thyme, Geis of the Gargoyle, Roc and a Hard Place, Yon Ill Wind, Faun and Games, Zombie Lover, Xone of Contention, The Dastard, Other source, Swell Foop, Up in a Heaval, Cube Route, Currant Events, Pet Peeve, Stork Naked, Air Apparent, Two to the Fifth, Jumper Cable, Knot Gneiss, Well-Tempered Clavicle, Luck of the Draw, Esrever Doom, Board Stiff, Five Portraits, Isis Orb, Ghost Writer in the Sky, Fire Sail, 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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