Threnody is a female crossbreed from Castle Roogna then the West Stockade in Xanth. Her talent is demonstriation. She was first introduced in Crewel Lye: A Caustic Yarn as a major character.
Threnody was delivered in 658. She is the daughter of Metria and Gromden, sister of Ted and Chaos, wife of Yin-Yang and Jordan, mother of an unnamed human child, and an ancestor of Jody. She was 23 years old when she became a ghost in 681 and began aging again when she was reanimated in 1074. She is 67 years old.
Threnody has lustrous black hair and dark eyes. She caused Jordan's death by telling him a cruel lie. She became a ghost named Renee after her suicide in Castle Roogna.
Novels: Crewel Lye: A Caustic Yarn, Golem in the Gears, Question Quest, Demons Don't Dream, Roc and a Hard Place
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.