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Eddings Characters

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Belgariad/Mallorean, BtS, & PtS
Adara Alorn Algar cousin of Garion. Tall and beautiful with long, dark brown hair and calm, gray eyes. Married to Hettar.
Adiss Nyissan Sariss's successor as Chief Eunuch in Sthiss Tor, a hopeless incompetent who was eventually killed by Salmissra's orders for entering her presence unbathed.
Agrinja Demon "dreamt" by Silk and summoned by Belgarath to fight Horja, a demon summoned by a Morind magician.
Albor, Colonel Tolnedran Horbite commander of the Eighty-Third Legion, a primarily ceremonial unit with its barracks inside the imperial palace at Tol Honeth.
Aldur God Eldest of the Seven Gods (colour: blue). Aldur is benevolent, wise, and gentle; he lives in his Tower in the Vale of Aldur in southern Algaria. His disciples are (in chronological order): Belgarath, (Bel)zedar, Belkira and Beltira, Belmakor (deceased), Belsambar (deceased), Beldin, Poledra, Polgara, and (Bel)durnik.
Algar Fleet-foot Alorn Son of Cherek. Father of the Algars.
Ambar of Kotu Alorn Original identity: Prince Kheldar. See Silk.
Andorig, Sir, Baron of Vo Enderig Arend Sceptical Mimbrate knight at Vo Mimbre. Tends an apple tree created by Belgarath to convince him of the existence of sorcery.
Anheg, King of Cherek Alorn Brutish-looking yet highly intelligent and gentle Cherek monarch, who is an inveterate scholar. Married to Islena and cousin of Barak.
Ariana, Lady Arend Mimbrate girl, younger sister of Baron Oltorain. Student of the healing arts. Married to Lelldorin.
Asharak Grolim Original name: Chamdar. See Chamdar.
Balera Tolnedran Giddy-looking wife of a Borune nobleman whom the Light Brigade meet on the road south from Tol Honeth. Her husband was one of the many Tolnedrans duped by Naradas' gold.
Barak, Earl of Trellheim Alorn AKA The Dreaful Bear; Huge, red-bearded Cherek warrior and companion of Garion on the quest for the Orb. Known in the Mrin Codex as "The Dreadful Bear" due to the fact that he turns into a bear whenever Garion is in danger. Husband of Merel and father of Gundred, Terzie, and Unrak.
Belar God AKA The Bear God of the Alorns; Youngest of the Seven Gods (colour: red?). His favourite occupations are carousing and making speeches (which, apparently, can go on for days ...). Often rash, but yet indecisive when it comes to choosing among his own people (see the problems he had choosing a leader of the Alorns when marching to the War of the Gods - Chaggat was only chosen when Belgarath persuaded him to let them cast lots).
Beldaran - I Unknown Born in the year 1897 A.C., Beldaran is the younger daughter of Belgarath the Sorcerer and his wife Poledra, and sister to Polgara the Sorceress. She married Riva in the year 1913, and became the mother of the line of Rivan Kings that ultimately led to Garion.
Beldaran - II Alorn Beldaran is the first daughter and second child of Garion and Ce'Nedra, and was named after her distant ancestral mother.
Beldin Unknown AKA Din, Feldegast; Born somewhere from 1600-1000 B.C., Beldin is the third youngest of the Disciples of Aldur (the other two being Polgara and Durnik). Hideously ugly and often hair-raisingly foul-mouthed, he is, despite appearances, very gentle and extremely intelligent. He often takes the form of a blue-banded hawk, a species of his own devising.
Belgarath the Sorcerer Unknown AKA Garath, Old Wolf, Mr. Wolf, Ancient One, Ancient Belgarath, Eternal Belgarath, Beloved and Eternal, Eternal Man, 'Grat; Belgarath (originally known as Garath) is the first disciple of the God Aldur. Born about 2100 years before the cracking of the world, he is gifted with immunity to old age and (presumably) fatal illness due to his ability to perform sorcery. His natural form is that of a white-bearded old man of indeterminate race, but he is also fond of the form of a wolf, and occasionally takes the form of a falcon when speed is critical. He was the Child of Light in the EVENT that took place shortly before he recovered the Orb of Aldur from Cthol Mishrak, when Zedar was the Child of Dark. He has acted as guardian to much of the Western world since the Gods departed, and was responsible for ensuring that the people foretold by prophecy to take part in the final EVENTS came to be born. He is married to Poledra, and has twin children, Polgara, the elder, who also has the power of sorcery, and Beldaran, the younger, who was mortal. Beldaran married Riva and became the mother of the Rivan line, which ultimately led to Garion.
Belgarion Alorn Original name: Garion. See Garion.
Belkira and Beltira Alorn AKA Kira and Tira; Gentle identical twin sorcerers with, to all intents and purposes, a single mind. Formerly Alorn shepherds, they became Disciples of Aldur sometime from 1600-1000 B.C. Since Belgarath discovered how the Darine Codex could be used as a map to the Mrin Codex, they have spent all their time studying the Prophecies.
Belmakor Melcene AKA Makor; Elegant and well-educated man who comes to the Vale from Melcena to become Aldur's disciple.
Belsambar Angarak AKA Sambar; Disgusted with Torak after watching his family's sacrifice, the atheist is drawn to the Vale to become a disciple of Aldur or to die.
Berentain Arend Young Asturian nobleman, cousin of Lelldorin and Torasin and nephew of Count Reldegen. Mimbrate sympathizer.
Beridel, Sir Arend Young, curly-haired Mimbrate knight, the son of Sir Andorig.
Berig Arend Former Arendish serf who fled from a lord who was about to hang him over a matter of a pig to live in a gold camp on the southern edge of Maragor.
Besher Nadrak Gold-hunter who meets Silk and Garion in a tavern in Gar og Nadrak; recruited by the Malloreans after a fight with Varn.
Bethra Tolnedran Tolnedran courtesan and employee of the Drasnian Intelligence Service, recruited by Javelin to act as Hunter and ensure that the successor to Ran Borune XXIII would be someone the Alorns could live with. Murdered on the orders of Baron Kelbor.
Bormik Alorn Voice of the prophecy. Luana's father.
Brador, Count, Ambassador Tolnedran Tolnedran ambassador to the court of King Fulrach and Queen Layla.
Bralon Alorn AKA Verdan
Brand - I Alorn First Warder of Riva. See Kamion.
Brand - II Alorn Warder of Riva at the Battle of Vo Mimbre. Brand was the Child of Light to Torak's Child of Dark at the Battle of Vo Mimbre, and was responsible for putting Torak into the comatose state in which he remained until his confrontation with Garion by thrusting his sword through Torak's head.
Brand - III Alorn Warder of Riva at the Return of the Rivan King. The last Brand was physically strong yet highly intelligent, like all the Brands before him, and served Belgarion with unswerving loyalty until he was murdered by Cherek Bear-Cultists shortly before Geran's abduction by Zandramas. He had four sons: the eldest is called Bralon in the Belgariad and Verdan in the Malloreon; the other three are Kail, Brin, and Olban.
Brendig, Captain/Colonel/General Sendar Sober Sendarian baronet, one of King Fulrach's most trusted advisors. Lost his left arm in the Battle of Thull Mardu.
Brill Murgo AKA Kordoch; Elite Dagashi assassin sent to track Garion and his companions from Faldor's farm. Killed by Silk at Rak Cthol.
Ce'Nedra, Queen of Riva Tolnedran Dryad AKA Princess of Tolnedra, Jewel of the House of Borune, The Queen of the World, X'Nedra, Lady Sharell; Ce'Nedra (written as X'Nedra by the Dryads) is the daughter of Ran Borune XXIII, Emperor of Tolnedra, and Ce'Vanne, a woman of Dryad ancestry. This Dryad ancestry bred true in Ce'Nedra, and so she is very small, with red hair and green eyes, while her Borune ancestry gave her the traits of wilfulness and stubbornness. Under the provisions of the Accords of Vo Mimbre, she was obliged to present herself in the Hall of the Rivan King in the Citadel of Riva as a bride to the Rivan King, should he return. When Garion lifted the Sword of the Rivan King, therefore, she became his betrothed, and they were married when Garion returned from the battle at Cthol Mishrak. She is the mother of Geran and Beldaran.
Chabat Grolim Agachak's second in the Temple of Torak in Rak Urga, whose main distinguishing features are the deep red scars inscribed into each of her cheeks. Cruel, powerful yet uncertain of that power, and extremely dangerous. She delights in the blood spilled in the Grolim rite of sacrifice, and, with her lover Sorchak, practises "witchcraft" (i.e. magic) and rites considered obscene even by other Grolims. Though her ability at sorcery is limited, belying her elevation to the Purple at Agachak's insistence, she is highly dangerous with magic (despite similarly limited ability), but was drawn down into Hell by a demon she summoned in a battle with Polgara.
Chaldan God AKA Bull God of the Arends; One of the Seven Gods (colour: can't remember, but possibly brown or yellow). "Proud" according to EEG, which would certainly seem to fit the racial character of his people, the Arends. Otherwise, we know very little about Chaldan. (N.B. Chaldan's name is misspelt several times as Chamdar.)
Chamdar Grolim AKA Asharak; Pupil of Ctuchik and would-be disciple of Torak, Chamdar is arrogant and often overestimates his ability as a sorcerer (particularly when compared with Belgarath!), but is nevertheless extremely cunning and dangerous: for instance, he spent many years tracking down the hidden Rivan line, often eluding Belgarath's vigilance completely. He was killed by Garion in the young Godslayer's first conscious act of sorcery, in revenge for his murder of Garion's parents, Geran and Ildera.
Cherek Bear-Shoulders, King of Aloria Alorn Last king of all Aloria. Born c. 1850, ascended throne c. 1870, died 1943. Father of Dras Bull-Neck, Algar Fleet-Foot, and Riva Iron-Grip. Accompanied Belgarath on the quest to recover the Orb from Cthol Mishrak in 1896.
Child of Dark Like the Child of Light, the Child of Dark is more of a job than a character. He or she is the instrument of the Dark Prophecy during and in the period leading up to an EVENT (a confrontation between the two Necessities that fight for control of the universe). The Children of Dark we are told about are Torak, Zedar, Zandramas, and, finally, Geran.
Child of Light Not quite a character, but rather a job. The Child of Light is the instrument of the Good Necessity during and in the period leading up to an EVENT (a confrontation between the two Necessities that fight for control of the universe). The Children of Light we are told about are Belgarath, Brand, Poledra, possibly Polgara, Garion, and, finally, Eriond.
Cho-Hag, King of Algaria Alorn Chief of the Clan-Chiefs of Algaria at the time of the Belgariad/Malloreon. Adoptive father of Hettar. Crippled, but at least as good on a horse as any other Algar.
Ctuchik Grolim First disciple of the God Torak and Master of Rak Cthol, Ctuchik was the de facto ruler of Cthol Murgos due to his absolute sway over the Grolims there. He destroyed himself by attempting to unmake the Orb while Belgarath was duelling with him in an attempt to retrieve the Orb and its Bearer, Errand, from Rak Cthol.
Cyradis Dal AKA The Seeress of Kell; Cyradis is the member of the community of the Seers at Kell entrusted with the responsibility of making the CHOICE between the two Prophecies (Light and Dark). Like all the Seers, she wears a blindfold over her eyes so that she may better perceive the Book of the Heavens (the Seers' term for the information given to them by the two Prophecies), and so she has a guide, Toth, a mute, who guides her steps in the physical world. She marries Zakath at the end of the Malloreon (having removed her blindfold once her task is ended).
Daran Rivan First child of Riva and Beldaran.
Delban Alorn Rivan armourer, stubborn and direct. Makes Ce'Nedra's armour for her before her departure to the war with the Angaraks in Mishrak ac Thull.
Delvor Alorn Bald Drasnian merchant who doubles as an agent of the Drasnian Intelligence Service.
Derigen, Sir, Baron Arend Mimbrate baron, defeated by Mandorallen while attempting to exercise his right to do battle on his neighbour, Baron Oltorain, for no particular reason.
Detton Arend Arendish serf, later soldier at the Battle of Thull Mardu, where he was killed by a Mallorean arrow. Friend of Lammer, in whose arms he died.
Din Unknown AKA Beldin. See Beldin.
Doroon Sendar Boyhood friend of Garion on Faldor's farm. Later moved to a farm on the other side of Winold, and eventually died when he drowned in the River Mardu at the Battle of Thull Mardu.
Dras Bull-neck Alorn Son of Cherek. Father of Drasnians.
Dravor, Count Tolnedran Tolnedran nobleman, virtually a prisoner to Nyissan drugs administered by his steward Y'diss.
Droblek, Ambassador Alorn Enormously fat Drasnian Ambassador to Sthiss Tor, and employee of the Drasnian Intelligence Service.
Drosta lek Thun, King of Gar og Nadrak Nadrak Thin, pockmarked, lecherous King of the Nadraks, who has, despite all appearances, a surprisingly acute political mind. He much prefers to maintain good relations with the Alorns than with his fellow Angaraks, defecting to the West in the middle of the Battle of Thull Mardu.
Durnik Sendar AKA The Man with Two Lives
Elgon Arend Legendary Asturian hero. Held a hillock, later known as Elgon's tor, in central Arendia for a month against a Mimbrate army.
Elgon, Count Tolnedran Tolnedran merchant, involved in the disputes over the succession to the Tolnedran throne after Ran Borune XXIII. His soldiers were responsible for the murder of Lembor.
Elteg Alorn Cherek sailor, paid by Grinneg to take Garion and his companions from the mouth of the River of the Woods to Sthiss Tor while on the quest for the Orb, but replaced (somewhat against his will) by Greldik.
Elvar Alorn Archpriest of Belar in Algaria, and member of the Bear-Cult.
Embrig, Sir Arend Distant nephew and heir of the Baron of Vo Ebor. Sir Embrig attempted to take immediate possession of his distant uncle's estates after the Baron's death, with complete disregard for the feelings of the Baron's widow, Nerina. Mandorallen and Lelldorin stepped in rather quickly on hearing that Embrig had promised Nerina's hand to one of his cronies, and King Korodullin eventually asked Garion to step in. Garion's rather spectacular solution to the problem did not exactly meet with Belgarath's approval...
Eriond God AKA Errand, The Bearer of the Orb; Known throughout the Belgariad as Errand, Eriond was the innocent used by Zedar to steal the Orb of Aldur from its resting place in the throne room at Riva. His birthplace is unknown. After the death of Torak, he returned to the Vale of Aldur to be fostered by Polgara and Durnik, where he spent most of his time with his equine friend Horse. Renamed Eriond by UL, he became one of Garion's companions on the quest for his son, at the end of which he became the Child of Light for the final EVENT and replaced Torak as the God of the Angaraks.
Errand AKA Eriond. See Eriond.
Etchquaw Morind A magician of the Morindim, helped Zedar.
Essia Nyissan Consort to Queen Salmissra before the capture of Garion in Sthiss Tor, upon which he was killed by a snake on Salmissra's orders.
Ezahh Nyissan Snake. Zith's mate.
Faldor Sendarian A devout Sendarian farmer, who owned the farmstead near Upper Gralt where Garion grew up.
Feldegast Unknown AKA Beldin. See Beldin.
Ferna, Princess Sendar AKA Fernie; Daughter of King Fulrach and Queen Layla; sister of, among others, Princess Gelda and Prince Meldig.
Fulrach, King of Sendaria Sendar King of Sendaria during the Belgariad/Malloreon. Married to Layla; father of, among others, Gelda, Ferna, and Meldig.
Garath Unknown AKA Belgarath; See Belgarath.
Gared, Prince Alorn AKA Geran; See Geran.
Garion Alorn AKA Belgarion, Overlord of the West, Lord of the Western Sea, Child of Light, Godslayer; Garion is the multiple-great-grandson of Belgarath the Sorcerer through his daughter Beldaran, and the heir to the throne of Riva, Beldaran's husband. Due to his ancestry, he is possessed of the power of sorcery, otherwise known as "the Will and the Word". He was the Child of Light (instrument of the Good Necessity) in the EVENT in the city of Cthol Mishrak that led to the death of the god Torak, and is generally an all-round good guy. He is married to Ce'Nedra, Princess of Tolnedra, and is the father of Geran and Beldaran.
Gelda, Princess Sendar Daughter of King Fulrach and Queen Layla; sister of, among others, Princess Ferna and Prince Meldig.
Geldahar Alorn Fat, cross-eyed fur dealer in Boktor, to whom Silk sends Yarblek so that he can get into the palace to see Queen Porenn. Presumably a member of the Drasnian Intelligence Service.
Geran - I, grandson of Gorek, King of Riva Alorn Crown Prince of Riva when his grandfather Gorek, the Rivan King, was assassinated by the agents of Salmissra in the year 4001. Referred to in CoW as Prince Gared.
Geran - II, father of Garion Alorn Descendant of Belgarath and Riva and penultimate member of the hidden Rivan line: his only son, Garion or Belgarion, was the last. Murdered by Chamdar shortly after Garion's birth, together with his wife Ildera.
Geran - III, son of Garion and Ce'Nedra Alorn AKA Crown Prince of Riva, Child of Dark; Son of Garion and Ce'Nedra, Crown Prince of Riva, future Guardian of the Orb, and Child of Dark during the final EVENT.
Gethell, King of Mishrak ac Thull Thull Moronic and cowardly King of the Thulls. Succeeded by his son Nathel. Also written as Gethel.
Gorek the Wise, King of Riva Alorn Last King of Riva to occupy the throne before Garion. Assassinated, together with all his descendants but one, on the orders of Salmissra in the year 4002.
Gorim Ulgo Name given to all the High Priests of UL after the first Gorim, who persuaded (OK, bullied) UL into taking the Ulgos as His people. (Incidentally, the name "Ulgo" derives from "UL-Go(rim)": "Henceforth shall you be called UL-Go in remembrance of me and in token of his holiness." (MG, Prologue).)
Greldik, Captain Alorn Cherek sailor, old friend of Barak, and habitual drunkard.
Grinneg, Ambassador Alorn Cherek Ambassador to Tol Honeth during the reign of Ran Borune XXIII. Cousin of Barak.
Grodeg Alorn High Priest of Belar during the Belgariad; Leader of the Bear-Cult. Nearly seven feet tall, with a long gray beard and bristling black eyebrows.
Grul Ulgo Eldrak in the mountains of Ulgoland. Fearsome fighter, met first by Belgarath in the summer of 1896 while he was returning from setting up the Kingdom of Riva, and then killed by the party on the quest for the Orb.
Gundred Alorn Elder daughter of Barak and Merel, with reddish-blond hair. Sister of Terzie and Unrak.
Haknar, Baron Alorn Captain appointed by Cherek to the task of observing the Sea of the Winds for three months each year.
Haldor Tolnedran Tolnedran merchant, member of the Council of Advisors, and Honethite supporter. Killed Radan by poisoning with athsat.
Haldoran, Sir Arend Third cousin, twice removed, of Mandorallen. Knight in Baron Derigen's army.
Helbergin, Sir Arend Mimbrate knight at Vo Mimbre. Vouched for Mandorallen when Sir Andorig was reluctant to accept who he was.
Hettar Alorn AKA The Horse Lord; Adopted son of King Cho-Hag of Algaria. His parents were killed by Murgo horse raiders when he was young, and he spent a large part of his adult life taking revenge on each and every Murgo he encountered. He accompanied Garion, Belgarath, and their companions on the quest for the Orb, and later married Adara, Garion's cousin. He is a Sha-Dar, a person with the ability to communicate with horses.
Hetturk Alorn Clan-Chief of Darine.
Horja Demon summoned by a confrontational, white-braided Morind magician of the Weasel Clan to fight Belgarath's demon, Agrinja. The magician came to regret summoning Horja when the demon escaped his control.
Horse In the cave where the Gods gathered when they were making the world, Garion used sorcery to breathe life into a stillborn colt. After his victory over Torak, he kept the young horse in the royal stables at Riva, but, when it became clear that it needed much more room, he gave it to the young Errand on one of the boy's visits. The stallion accompanied Eriond throughout Garion's quest for his son, and Eriond discovered that it was capable of a kind of translocation, stepping through some sort of limbo to cover vast distances extremely quickly. Horse later had something of an unusual career as the steed of a God after Eriond's elevation to divinity.
Iledra Alorn Algar wife of Geran and mother of Garion.
Islena, Queen of Cherek Alorn Wife of King Anheg. Briefly connected with the Bear-Cult.
Issa God AKA The Serpent God of the Nyissans; One of the Seven Gods (colour: green). Torpid, and uninterested enough in the world to not realize that he had forgotten to confer immortality upon his High Priestess, Salmissra.
Issus Nyissan Nyssian assassin employed variously by Salmissra and Sadi.
Jaharb Murgo Chief Elder of the Dagashi, with, according to Silk, "a very nasty reputation". Described as "an ancient man with white hair and a dark face that was incredibly wrinkled".
Javelin Alorn Emaciated chief of the Drasnian Intelligence Service, and one of the closest advisers of King Rhodar and Queen Porenn.
Jeebers Tolnedran Tolnedran academic, tutor to the then Princess Ce'Nedra. Stuffy and arrogant until his brush with Imperial displeasure after Ce'Nedra's escape from the Imperial Palace at Tol Honeth, later rather diffident.
Joran Alorn Rivan glassmaker, apprenticed to Torgan when Garion first meets him; later sets up business on his own after marrying Torgan's daughter. Helps Garion by keeping him up to date with public opinion in Riva.
Kador, Grand Duke of Tol Vordue Tolnedran Vorduvian candidate to succeed Ran Borune XXIII, and favourite to succeed until he was arrested after attempting to kill Ce'Nedra. Controlled by Chamdar. Committed suicide with poison in the Imperial Dungeons.
Kalvor, Grand High Merchant Toledran Horbite Grand High Merchant who meets Silk and the party on the quest for the Orb, and warns them against going to Rak Goska.
Khaldon, Prince Drasnian Ambassador of the Royal Court of Drasnia to the Imperial Court of Tolnedra. Fifth cousin (or thereabouts) of Silk, and his childhood enemy.
Kharel, Count Alorn Lean-faced Drasnian nobleman, a member of the Drasnian Intelligence Service. Reports on the Angarak military mobilization before the Alorn armies depart for Mishrak ac Thull.
Kheldar, Prince Alorn AKA Silk; See Silk.
Khendon, Margrave Alorn See Javelin
Kheran, Margrave Alorn Agent of the Drasnian Intelligence Service who meets Silk on the southern border of Maragor.
Kheva, King of Drasnia Alorn Son of King Rhodar II and Queen Porenn, Kheva proved to be a very capable monarch under his mother's tutelage; she was obliged to take up the regency of Drasnia after Rhodar's early death.
Kira Alorn See Belkira.
Kordoch Murgo See Brill.
Korodullin, King of Arendia Arend Hereditary name of all the Kings of Arendia since the unification of Arendia after the Battle of Vo Mimbre. The first Korodullin was the son of Duke Aldorigen of Mimbre. Married to Mayaserana.
Kragger Tolnedran Tolnedran soldier in Elgon's garrison; responsible, among others, for the murder of Lembor.
Kroldor Sendar Self-important robber on the northern border of Maragor.
Lammer Arend Arendish serf, later soldier at the Battle of Thull Mardu. Friend of Detton.
Layla, Queen of Sendaria Sendar Plump, motherly little wife of Fulrach. Terrified of sea travel. Mother of, among others, Gelda, Ferna, and Meldig.
Lelldorin of Willdantor Arend AKA The Archer; Son of the Baron of Wildantor, Lelldorin is an impulsive, open young Asturian nobleman gifted with outstanding skill with the longbow. He was one of Garion's companions on the quest for the Orb. Married to Ariana.
Lembor Tolnedran Tolnedran merchant, killed by Kragger and other soldiers of Elgon's garrison during the disputes over the succession to the Tolnedran throne after Ran Borune XXIII.
Liselle, Margravine Alorn See Velvet.
Luana Alorn Bormik's daughter. Polgara fixed her eyes which had been crossed.
Maas Nyissan Green snake in Salmissra's palace in Sthiss Tor, closest confidant of Salmissra before its death on trying to remove Garion's amulet.
Mandorallen, Sir, Baron of Vo Mandor Arend AKA The Knight Protector; Mandorallen is the paramount of all Mimbrate knights: he is invincible in battle, although he would sometimes appear to be too brave for his own good. He was one of Garion's companions on the quest for the Orb, and is sworn to protect Ce'Nedra with his life. Married to Nerina (after a certain amount of persuasion on Garion's part ...).
Mara God One of the Seven Gods (colour: don't know, possibly lavender). Wept for his slaughtered children from the time of the Tolnedran invasion of Maragor in the year 2115 until Taiba, the last of the Marags, was restored to him by Belgarath.
Mayaserana, Queen of Arendia Arend Hereditary name of all the Queens of Arendia since the unification of Arendia after the Battle of Vo Mimbre. The first Mayaserana was the daughter of Duke Eldallan of Asturia. Married to Korodullin.
Meldig, Prince Sendar Son and youngest child of King Fulrach and Queen Layla; brother of, among others, Princess Gelda and Princess Ferna.
Melgon, Count Tolnedran Tolnedran Ambassador to Sthiss Tor under the reign of Ran Borune XXIII.
Mergon Tolnedran Ambassador of the Tolnedran Empire to the Battle of Vo Mimbre, under the reign of Ran Borune IV.
Morin, Lord Tolnedran High Chamberlain to Ran Borune XXIII.
Mulger Alorn Lanky, hard-eyed Drasnian merchant who accompanies Garion, Silk, and Belgarath into Gar og Nadrak. One of the few Drasnians who isn't a spy.
Nachak, Ambassador Murgo Murgo Ambassador of Taur Urgas to Vo Mimbre. Attempted to persuade Lelldorin and Torasin, among other Asturians, to murder Korodullin, the King of Arendia. Killed by Hettar.
Naradas Grolim AKA Erezel; A Malloreon Grolim whose main distinguishing feature is that, apart from the pupils, his eyes are completely white. He is Zandramas' lover and chief servant, and was once the Archpriest in her temple at Hemil. He was killed by Sadi's poison in Dal Perivor.
Nedra God AKA The Lion God of the Tolnedrans; One of the Seven Gods (colour: don't know, possibly yellow (money)?). "The most secular of all the Gods", according to Belgarath (BtS). Like his people, the Tolnedrans, Nedra's primary interest is in money.
Nerina, Baroness Arend Mimbrate noblewoman, originally married to the Baron of Vo Ebor. She had a platonic love affair with Mandorallen when he was being instructed in knighthood by her husband, and, after her husband's death, she married Mandorallen (after a certain amount of persuasion on Garion's part ...).
Noble Alorn Placid, even lazy, horse given to Ce'Nedra by King Cho-Hag.
Noragon, Grand Duke of Tol Honeth Tolnedran Honethite candidate to succeed Ran Borune XXIII. Poisoned by Bethra.
Norain, Count Tolnedran AKA Norry; Fictional party-giver in Tol Honeth, invented by Velvet while talking her way past a Tolnedran legionnaire.
Obor, Brother Tolnedran Monk from Mar Terrin, driven mad by the ghosts. Cured by Garion in one of his first acts of sorcery.
Olban Alorn Youngest son of Brand; brother of Verdan, Kail, and Brin. Attempted to assassinate Garion shortly after his coronation, resenting the way Garion's arrival diminished his father's status as ruler of Riva. Later swore to protect Garion's then fiancée Ce'Nedra with his life, and was killed in the Battle of Thull Mardu.
Oltorain, Sir, Baron Arend Mimbrate baron who had his leg broken by Mandorallen while attempting to exercise his right to do battle on his neighbour, Baron Derigen, for no particular reason. Older brother of Lady Ariana.
Poledra AKA Child of Light, The Woman Who Watches; Poledra is one of the most mysterious characters in the series. She and Belgarath met shortly before the cracking of the world, when she wore her original form of a wolf.
Polgara the Sorceress Unknown AKA Aunt Pol, Lady Polgara, Dutchess of Erat; Polgara is the elder of Belgarath's twin daughters, the other being Beldaran. Born while her father was in Mallorea recovering the stolen Orb of Aldur (in the year 1897 A.C.), she is gifted with immunity to old age and (presumably) fatal illness due to her ability to perform sorcery. Her natural form is that of a beautiful woman with changeable blue eyes and a characteristic white lock at her brow among her raven hair, but she is also fond of the form of a owl, and occasionally takes the form of a falcon when speed is critical. She has acted as guardian to the Rivan line since the assassination of King Gorek of Riva, together with all but one of his family, in the year 4001 A.C. At the end of the Belgariad, she married Durnik, and later gave birth to twin children.
Poppi Fenling under the care of Vordai, given the power of speech by Belgarath. Houseproud; mated to Tupik.
Porenn, Queen of Drasnia Alorn Wife of King Rhodar II of Drasnia and mother of King Kheva. Regent during Kheva's youth.
Rabbas Tolnedran Tolnedran soldier, bodyguard to Lembor.
Radan Tolnedran Tolnedran merchant, member of the Council of Advisors, and supporter of the Grand Duke Kador of Tol Vordue. Killed by Haldor by poisoning with athsat.
Radek of Boktor Alorn AKA Silk; See Silk.
Ran Borune XXIII, Emperor or Tolnedra Tolendran Emperor of Tolnedra throughout the Belgariad, last Emperor in the bloodline of the Third Borune Dynasty, husband of Ce'Vanne, and father of Ce'Nedra. Sceptical and stubborn.
Reldegan, Count Arend Uncle of Lelldorin.
Reldo Tolnedran Tolnedran gold-digger in a settlement on the southern edge of Maragor.
Relg Ulgo AKA The Blind Man; Ulgo zealot and diviner, capable of altering the structure of his body so that he can pass through rock, and of feeling the presence of caves. Ordered by the Gorim to accompany Belgarath and his companions to Rak Cthol to find the caves under the city. He is married to Taiba, and his first child and son is to become the Gorim of Ulgo.
Rhodar II, King of Drasnia Alorn Tremendously corpulent Drasnian monarch whose main hobby is eating. And eating. And maybe more eating, just to fill up his spare time. He does find time to be an outstanding tactician, though. Dies of obesity-related heart problems near the beginning of the Malloreon. Husband of Porenn and father of Kheva.
Riva Iron-Grip Alorn Son of Cherek. Father of Riva.
Rundorig Arend Boyhood friend of Garion on Faldor's farm. Married to Zubrette.
Saba Ulgo A young Ulgo woman, befriended by Ce'Nedra.
Sadi, Chief Eunuch Nyissan AKA The Man Who is No Man, Ussa of Sthiss Tor; Chief Eunuch in the palace of Queen Salmissra at Sthiss Tor, and later one of Garion's companions on the quest for his son.
Salmissra, Queen of Nyissa Nyissan AKA Handmaiden of Nyissa, The Serpent Queen; Originally the High Priestess of the God Issa, the first Salmissra's God neglected to confer immortality on her before he and the other Gods left. Since then, after each one died, a new Queen of Nyissa was selected from among the girls of Nyissa, based on her similarity (in appearance and temperament) to the original Salmissra. (The Salmissra who ordered the assassination of King Gorek of Riva and all his family was originally named Illessa.) This practice continued until the time of the quest for the Orb, when Polgara turned the last Salmissra into a snake, to live forever.
Saress Murgo A Nyissan-looking Dagashi.
Sariss Nyissan Sadi's successor as Chief Eunuch in Sthiss Tor, and, according to Sadi, "a petty schemer". Killed by Salmissra for forging her approval on a document helping Zandramas at the instigation of Naradas.
Sharell, Lady Tolnedran Alias used by the then Princess Ce'Nedra while escaping from the Imperial Palace at Tol Honeth.
Silar, Queen of Algaria Alorn Queen of Algaria at the time of the Belgariad/Malloreon, and wife of Cho-Hag.
Silk Alorn AKA Prince Kheldar, Radek of Boktor, Ambar of Kotu, The Nimble Thief, The Guide; Nephew of King Rhodar II, Drasnian spy.
Squire A horse Polgara rode on her way to the Vale with Geran I.
Taiba Marag AKA The Mother of the Race That Died; Marag slave woman found by the party in the caves under Rak Cthol after she escaped from the slave pens there. Marries Relg at the end of the Belgariad in order to restore the Marag race.
Tajak Murgo Dagashi sent by Jaharb to find a slaver to take Kabach to Rak Hagga.
Talgin Melcene Fictional world-weigher, invented by Belgarath to take a pompous Tolnedran scholar down a peg or three.
Talvar Arend Khonar's chief agent in the Arendish fair.
Tarlek Nadrak A huge, fat Nadrak, looking more animal than human, living in a gold camp on the southern edge of Maragor until killed by Brill with a Dagashi adder-sting.
Tashor Nadrak Stooped old Nadrak trapper, owner of Vella when Garion, Silk, and Belgarath first encounter her, shortly after which he sells her to Tekk for three goldmarks.
Taur Urgas, King of the Murgos Murgo Despotic King of the Murgos until killed by Cho-Hag at the Battle of Thull Mardu (and buried by his son Urgit seventeen feet deep with his throat cut and a stake through his heart ...).
Tekk Nadrak Tall, lean-faced Nadrak trapper with a scar across one cheek who buys Vella from Tashor for three goldmarks, and later marries her.
Terzie Alorn Younger daughter of Barak and Merel, with reddish-blond hair. Sister of Gundred and Unrak.
Tira Unknown AKA Beltira; See Beltira.
Torak God AKA Kal Torak, The Dragon God of the Angaraks; One of the Seven Gods (colour: probably black). The archetypal evil god, Torak is not to be messed with lightly. After he stole the Orb of Aldur, the other gods declared an all-out war on Him which ended in Him cracking the world with the power of the stolen Orb. This action, as well as killing at least half of humanity, also resulted in most of His left side being burnt, particularly His left hand and His left eye: and, being a God and, supposedly, having no need of healing, these injuries persisted for over five thousand years until His death in Cthol Mishrak at the hands of Garion. His place among the Seven Gods was filled by Eriond. His disciples are Ctuchik, Zedar, and Urvon.
Toral Arend Baron of Vo Toral. Sells his serfs to Nyissan slavers.
Torasin Arend Young Asturian nobleman, cousin of Lelldorin and Berentain and nephew of Count Reldegen. Rebel. Killed in the Battle of Thull Mardu.
Torgan Alorn Rivan glassmaker with iron-gray hair; employer of Joran.
Torgun Alorn Polgara's Champion
Torvik Alorn Blunt, grizzled Cherek huntsman who helps Queen Islena in her coup against Grodeg and the Bear-Cult.
Tupik Fenling under the care of Vordai, given the power of speech by Belgarath. Mated to Poppi.
UL, God of the Ulgos AKA Father of the Gods; Infinitely good and infinitely wise, UL is the creator of the universe. When He is with the other Gods, He generally appears as a shaft of pure white light, although he has also been known to take the form of a white albatross. He became the God of the Ulgos at the persuasion of the first Gorim, despite His initial reluctance, and since then has lived with them in Prolgu.
Unrak Alorn Son of Barak and Merel; inherited his father's "Dreadful Bear" characteristic in defence of Garion's son Geran. Younger brother of Gundred and Terzie.
Urtag Grolim Archpriest of the district of Camat, who escorts Ce'Nedra, Polgara, Durnik, and Errand to Cthol Mishrak.
Urvon Grolim Third disciple of Torak and head of the Mallorean Grolims, Urvon is piebald, ugly, and completely mad, believing himself to be the New God of Angarak after Torak's death (the position eventually filled by Eriond). He is eventually dragged down into Hell by the Demon Lord Nahaz, to fairly universal applause.
Ussa of Sthiss Tor Nyissan Alias used by Sadi in Cthol Murgos.
Valgon, Ambassador Tolnedran Honethite Tolnedran Ambassador of Ran Borune XXIII to Belgarion's court in Riva.
Varana, General, Duke of Anadile Tolnedran AKA Ran Borune XXIV; Solid, unassuming, and extremely intelligent, Varana was sent by Ran Borune XXIII to keep an eye on Ce'Nedra's army at the Battle of Thull Mardu. He was later adopted by the Emperor and became Ran Borune XXIV after his predecessor's death.
Varn Nadrak Tipsy gold-hunter who meets Silk and Garion in a tavern in Gar og Nadrak; recruited by the Malloreans after a fight with Besher.
Vasrana, Countess Arend Mimbrate girl at the court of Vo Mimbre who attempted to seduce Garion.
Velvet Alorn AKA Margravine Liselle, The Huntress; Velvet is the nickname of Margravine Liselle, Javelin's niece and a not untalented member of the Drasnian Intelligence Service, holding the post of Hunter on a mission to kill Harakan. She accomplishes this by throwing Zith into his face; the little snake expresses her irritation in no uncertain fashion. Her secondary, and unofficial, mission is, fairly obviously, to seduce Silk, and she manages this one with flying colours. To Silk's bemusement, she ends up marrying the career bachelor.
Vo Ebor, Baron of Arend Mimbrate nobleman, Mandorallen's mentor, and first husband of Nerina.
Vordai Alorn "The witch of the fens", Vordai lived in the Drasnian fens after fleeing from civilization when an angry mob tried to burn her at the stake for witchcraft. She modified the fenlings (small mammals related to otters) around her to be intelligent, and persuaded Belgarath to teach them to speak. She died between the Belgariad and the Malloreon.
Weldrik Sendar Lived on Mildrin's farm. Was the oldest man in the district where Garion grew up.
Wildantor Arend Baron of Wildantor at time of Torak's invasion. Not a live character in the books.
Wilg ? Stone-cutter from Annath.
Xalla Dryad
Xantha, Queen of the Dryads Dryad Golden-haired Queen of the Dryads during the Belgariad/Malloreon. Linked to a huge oak tree in the centre of the Wood of the Dryads.
Xbel Dyrad Tawny-haired Dryad who wanted to kill Garion when she caught him gathering firewood in the Wood of the Dryads while on the quest for the Orb.
Xera Dryad Red-haired Dryad, cousin of Ce'Nedra. Daughter of Queen Xantha.
X'Nedra Dryad AKA Ce'Nedra. Dryad spelling of Ce'Nedra.
Xoria, Princess Dryad Dryad princess given to an Emperor of the Tolnedran House of Borune in marriage to cement a peace treaty between Tolnedra and the Dryads. Ancestral mother of Ce'Nedra. Wife of Dellon.
Yar Lek Thun Nadrak King of the Nadraks at the time of Torak's invasion. Not actually a live character in the books.
Yarblek Nadrak Nadrak merchant and drunkard from Yar Turak, an old friend of Silk, who meets the party on the way to Rak Cthol along the South Caravan Route and helps them quite a lot over the next several years. Owner of Vella.
Y'diss Nyissan Steward to Count Dravor and agent of Queen Salmissra. Attempted, on Salmissra's orders, to capture Garion and his companions while they were travelling down from Vo Mimbre to Tol Honeth in quest of the Orb.
Zakath, Emperor Mallorean AKA 'Zakath, Kal Zakath; The Emperor of Mallorea called himself 'Zakath until after the death of Torak, when he expanded the apostrophe to "Kal", meaning "King and God". Having been tricked by Taur Urgas, King of the Murgos, into executing his Melcene girlfriend for treason, he made it his mission to exterminate the entire Murgo race. He captured Garion and his friends during their search for Zandramas, and the friendship that subsequently developed between him and Garion changed his life enormously, as, of course, did his marriage to Cyradis at the end of the Malloreon.
Zandramas Grolim AKA Child of Dark; Former Grolim priestess who became the Child of Dark in the penultimate EVENT. Afraid of submitting herself and the Prophecy she served to Cyradis' CHOICE, she attempted continually to thwart the agreement made between the two Prophecies and open up a third possibility, one not involving the CHOICE. Killing one of Garion's party who was not meant to die would have served this purpose, as would getting Geran to touch the Sardion. Failing in both, however, she ceased to be the Child of Dark when she nominated Geran as her successor, and, when the CHOICE went against her, the star-like lights which had been swirling under her skin since she became the Child of Dark took over her body completely, and she and the Sardion were taken up into the sky to patch the rift in the fabric in the universe which had caused the separation of the Necessities in the first place. Not the most pleasant way to go, I think you'll agree.
Zedar the Apostate Unknown AKA Belzedar; Originally the second disciple of the God Aldur, Zedar was born somewhere around the year 1600 B.C. Some time during the first or second millennium, he apostasized and became the second disciple of the god Torak. He was the Child of Dark to Belgarath's Child of Light in the EVENT that took place just before Belgarath and his companions recovered the Orb from Cthol Mishrak, in the year 1896. He was imprisoned for eternity under the rock of Cthol Mishrak by Belgarath in punishment for the murder of Durnik.
Zelmit Nadrak
Zereel Tolnedran Court Wizard to Ran Borune XXIII. Charlatan.
Zith Nyissan Sadi's pet snake, bright green with "a vibrant red stripe running down her back from nose to tail". Used by Velvet to kill Harakan in Ashaba. Mated with Ezahh, another member of her very rare species.
Zubrette Sendarian Golden-haired girlfriend of Garion while he was living on Faldor's farm; later married to Rundorig.

   The Belgariad/Mallorean character glossary was created by Kamion and edited by me, Queen Ehlana (the latter in 2003). If you copy this information directly, please give credit to both of us, especially Kamion. I have done plenty of editing and some additions from Belgarath the Sorcerer, but still thanks to Kamion.

Adus Unknown Filthy, reeking, hairy man who serves Martel.
Aldreas, King Elenian Ehlana's father. Didn't like the Pandions, banished Sparhawk.
Annias, Primate Elenian Had control of the royal family, except for Ehlana. He poisoned the princess for this reason. Tries to gain archprelacy. Father of Lycheas.
Aphrael, Child-Goddess Styric AKA Flute, Danae; Younger Goddess of Styricum who prefers the form of a child. Provides for the magic of the Pandion Knights. Stole the rings from Ghwerig. Her High-Priestess is Seprenia, also her sister. Her most powerful weapon is her love, and she loves to sing.
Arasham Rendor A fanatic religious leader.
Arissa Elenian Mother of Lycheas, sister of Aldreas. Spends some time in a cloister after her affair.
Aslade Elenian Plump wife of Kurik with four sons.
Azash Styric Elder God of Styricum who is considered hideous. The Younger Styric Gods sealed him into a form which limited his powers. Eventually became the God of the Zemochs, a race he caused to be bred between Elenes and Styrics.
Bellina Gives up her soul to Azash in exchange for beauty and power.
Berit, Sir Elenian Young novice in the Order of the Pandion Knights.
Bhelliom AKA Blue-Rose; Stone that formed Earth with its counterpart, Klæl. Became trapped on Earth by iron and was found and carved into the shape of a rose by Ghwerig.
Cluvonis, Archprelate Elene Old, decrepit archprelate of the Elene church at Cimmura.
Cyrgon God of the Cyrgai.
Ehlana, Queen Elenian Queen of Elenia, marries Sparhawk. Mother of Danae. Sephrenia and twelve Pandion knights sustain her for months while she is poisoned.
Faran Sparhawk's old, grumpy horse.
Ghnomb Troll Troll-God of Eat.
Ghwerig Troll Misshappen, outcast troll who found the Bhelliom and shaped it into the form of a rose.
Ghworg Troll Troll-God of Kill.
Kalten, Sir Elenian A knight of the Pandion Order, he is tall with blonde hair and blue eyes, perhaps Sparhawk's closest companion.
Khalad Elenian Eldest son of Kurik, he becomes Sparhawk's squire in the family tradition.
Khwaj Troll Troll-God of Fire.
Klæl Counterpart of Bhelliom as creator of planets. Was banished to hell until called upon.
Kurik Elenian Sparhawk's old squire. Married with four sons.
Lycheas, Prince Elenian Prince Regent of Elenia while Ehlana is ill. Under the control of his father, Annias. Son of Princess Arissa. Ehlana's cousin.
Mirtai, Atana Atan Marries Kring and becomes Doma. Ehlana's "slave" and guardian.
Mmrr Kitten given to Danae by Talen.
Naween Elenian A respected whore who works for Platime.
Otha Styric Emporer of Zemoch. Originally a shepherd. He was granted an extended lifetime, magic, and much more, by Azash for bringing the God new worshippers.
Schlee Troll Troll-God of Ice.
Sorgi, Captain Carries Sparhawk from the coast of Rendor.
Sparhawk, Lord Elenian AKA Anakha, Sparhawk-of-Elenia, Queen's Champion, Mahkra, Master Cluff, etc; Becomes prince of Elenia, preceptor of the Pandion Knights, father of Danae, and husband of Ehlana. The man without destiny. Slayer of Azash and Cyrgon. Son of Bhelliom. He is named after his forefathers as Queen's Champion.
Talen Elenian Young thief who becomes Ehlana's page. Son of Kurik and half-brother to Khalad.
Stragen Thalesian Leader of the thieves guild in Emsat.
Tynian Deiran Alcione knight. Practiced in necromancy.
Ulath, Sir Thalesian AKA Ulath-of-Thalesia; A tall Genidian Knight. Communicates with the trolls.
Vanion Elenian Preceptor of the Pandion Knights. Marries Sephrenia.
Xanetia Delphae AKA Anarae. From the hidden city and like all her race, she can communicate telepathically.
Zalasta Styric Most revered of the Council of the Thousand.
Zoka Troll Troll-God of Mating.

   This Elenium/Tamuli character glossary was created by me, Queen Ehlana. It's pretty obvious that I am still working on it, so come back for updates! :)