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Characters in the "Garion" novels

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The Belgariad and The Malloreon are a two-part fantasy epic written by David Eddings. This is a list of the major characters that appear in both parts of the story. (For a list of the races in the series, see Races in the "Garion" novels.) Note: All of the statements (deceased, married) are written from the current information by the end of the series.

Heroes of the Prophecy of LightEdit

Note: These characters are the main protagonists to the story, arranged in order of first appearance. There are many other minor and supporting protagonists, including some royalty.

Name First Encountered Book where character joined the Party of Light Name in the Prophecy of Light
Garion Pawn of Prophecy Pawn of Prophecy "Child of Light" (Mrin Codex)
Polgara Pawn of Prophecy Pawn of Prophecy "The Beloved" (Mrin Codex)
Belgarath Pawn of Prophecy Pawn of Prophecy "Eternal Man" or "Ancient One" (Mrin Codex) or sometimes "Beloved Disciple"
Durnik (more accurately Beldurnik) Pawn of Prophecy Pawn of Prophecy "The Man With Two Lives" (Mrin Codex)
Silk Pawn of Prophecy Pawn of Prophecy "The Guide" or "The Rat" (Mrin Codex)
Barak Pawn of Prophecy Pawn of Prophecy "The Dreadful Bear" (Mrin Codex)
Hettar Pawn of Prophecy Queen of Sorcery "The Horse Lord" (Mrin Codex)
Lelldorin Queen of Sorcery Queen of Sorcery "The Archer" (Mrin Codex)
Mandorallen Queen of Sorcery Queen of Sorcery "The Knight Protector" (Mrin Codex)
Ce'Nedra Queen of Sorcery Queen of Sorcery "The Queen of the World" or "The Bride of Light" (Mrin Codex)
Relg Magician's Gambit Magician's Gambit "The Blind Man" (Mrin Codex)
Eriond Magician's Gambit Magician's Gambit "Bearer of the Orb" (Mrin Codex)
Taiba Magician's Gambit Castle of Wizardry "Mother of the Race That Died" (Mrin Codex)
Toth Guardians of the West Guardians of the West "The Silent Man" (prophecy of the Dals)
Sadi The Queen of Sorcery King of the Murgos "The Man who is no Man"
Velvet or Liselle Guardians of the West King of the Murgos "The Huntress" (Mrin Codex)
Zakath Enchanter's End Game The Sorceress of Darshiva "The Empty One"
Poledra The Queen of Sorcery The Sorceress of Darshiva "The Woman Who Watches"

Antagonists (Champions of the Prophecy of the Dark)Edit

  • Asharak, (Real name is Chamdar, deceased). A Murgo Grolim and disciple of Ctuchik. Killer of Garion's parents.
  • Ctuchik, (deceased) disciple and high priest of Torak. Resides at Rak Cthol in Cthol Murgos.
  • Zedar (Formerly known as Belzedar) disciple of Torak, but formerly a disciple of Aldur. For the change in his allegiance, Zedar is also called the Apostate.
  • Urvon, (deceased) disciple of Torak.
  • Zandramas, (Deceased) Grolim Priestess of Torak. Stole Belgarion and Ce'Nedra's son, Geran. She is the Child of Dark in the Malloreon.
  • Torak (deceased) One-Eye, the Dragon God of Angarak. One of the seven deities who created the world. Torak prefers to be called Kal Torak ("Kal" meaning "King and God").

Minor AntagonistsEdit

  • Brill, (Real name is Kordoch, deceased). A Dagashi assassin charged with disrupting Garion's quest.
  • Jarvik (deceased), a Cherek conspirator seduced by red Murgo gold
  • Nachak (deceased), the late Murgo ambassador to Arendia in the Queen of Sorcery
  • Y'diss (assumed deceased), the Nyissan steward of Count Dravor in the service of Queen Salmissra, attempted to capture Garion and his party in the Queen of Sorcery
  • Salmissra (at least in the Queen of Sorcery), the Queen of Nyissa
  • Grul (deceased), an Eldrak
  • Naradas (deceased), a white-eyed Grolim sorceror who pretended to be Harakan the Dagashi; Ulfgar, High Priest of the Bear Cult and the wizard-advisor Erezel for Oldorin, king of Perivor. Zandramas' right hand.
  • Chabat (deceased), a Grolim priestess who practiced witchcraft/raising of demons
  • Nahaz, a Demon Lord
  • Mordja, a Demon Lord
  • The King of Hell

Royalty (during the Belgariad/Malloreon) Edit

Name Nation Title Details
Geran, aka Geran VI Riva Crown Prince son of Belgarion and Ce'Nedra
Beldaran II Riva Princess daughter of Belgarion and Ce'Nedra, younger sister to Geran
Brand Riva Warder Guardian of the Orb
Fulrach Sendaria King husband of Layla
Layla Sendaria Queen wife of Fulrach
Ferna or Fernie Sendaria Princess daughter of Fulrach and Layla
Gelda Sendaria Princess daughter of Fulrach and Layla
Meldig Sendaria Prince son of Fulrach and Layla
Anheg Cherek King husband of Islena, and cousin of Barak
Islena Cherek Queen wife of Anheg
Ran Borune XXIII, (deceased) Tolnedra Emperor father to Ce'Nedra
General Varana, later Ran Borune XXIV Tolnedra Emperor adopted by Ran Borune XXIII
Cho-Hag Algaria King/Chief of Clan Chiefs husband to Silar, adoptive father to Hettar
Silar Algaria Queen wife of Cho-Hag
Rhodar (deceased) Drasnia King husband of Porenn, and uncle of Silk.
Porenn Drasnia Queen/Queen Regent wife of Rhodar, and aunt of Silk, mother of Kheva
Kheva Drasnia King son of Rhodar and Porenn, cousin of Silk and Urgit
Silk Drasnia Prince nephew of Rhodar and Porenn, cousin to Kheva, half-brother of Urgit
Korodullin Arendia King husband of Mayaserana
Mayaserana Arendia Queen wife of Korodullin
Gorim Ulgos/Ulgoland Gorim (high priest to UL)
Taur Urgas (deceased) Cthol Murgos King The Insane King
Urgit Cthol Murgos King son of Lady Tamazin and Silk's father, Silk's half brother
Salmissra Nyissa Queen Eternal Salmissra, as she is now a snake
Zakath, formerly Kal Zakath Mallorea Emperor (and Overking of the Angarak) husband of Cyradis
Cyradis Mallorea Empress, formerly Seeress of Kell wife of Zakath
Archduke Otrath Mallorea King distant relative of Zakath; crowned as an Angarak king by Zandramas in fulfillment of the Dark Prophecy

Disciples of Aldur Edit

  • Beldin, the Dwarf. Ethnicity unknown because of his extreme deformities.
  • Belgarath, the "The Ancient and Beloved". First disciple of Aldur. Father of Polgara.
  • Belkira, an Alorn shepherd. Twin of Beltira.
  • Beltira, an Alorn shepherd. Twin of Belkira.
  • Belzedar, the Apostate. Originally one of Aldur's disciples, but later turned sides and became a disciple of Torak.
  • Belmakor, (deceased) the Melcene.
  • Belsambar, (deceased) the Angarak.
  • Beldurnik, the "The Man with Two Lives". He is taken as a disciple in The Malloreon. Husband of Polgara.
  • Belgarion, The Child of Light. Special status in ranks of disciples. Grand-son of Belgarath and Great-nephew of Polgara.
  • Polgara, "Beloved Daughter". Daughter of Belgarath and Poledra and aunt of Garion. Special status in ranks of disciples.
  • Poledra, "The Woman Who Watches". Wife of Belgarath and Mother of Polgara. Special status in ranks of disciples.

Deities Edit

Main article: Deities in the "Garion" novels

Other Minor and Supporting CharactersEdit

Name Nationality Books[1] Details
Olban (deceased) Rivan B4, B5 Brand's youngest son
Kail Rivan B4, B5, M1, M4, M5 Brand's son who takes over his responsibilities after Brand's murder





  • Count Dravor - a Tolnedran minor noble who has been drugged into working for the Nyissan Y'diss
  • Lord Morin, Ran Borune XXIII's chamberlain
  • the courtesan Bethra (deceased)
  • Jeebers, Ce'Nedra's tutor turned university librarian.
  • Kador (deceased), the head of the Vordue family and the Grand Duke of Tol Vordue, captured for treason.
  • Zereel, the court wizard
  • Haldor, a Tolnedra merchant, a member of the Council of Advisors
  • Radan (deceased), a Tolnedra merchant, a member of the Council of Advisors
  • Reldo, a Tolnedran thug and gold-digger in the District of the Marags
  • Grand Merchant Kalvor of Tol Horb
  • Colonel Albor, the Horbite commander of the Eighty-Third Legion -- primarily a ceremonial unit with its barracks inside the imperial palace at Tol Honeth
  • Count Valgon, Ambassador to the Rivan Court
  • Count Melgon, Ambassador to Nyissa
  • Count Brador, Ambassador to Sendaria
  • Count Ergon or Elgon, a Honethite noble who had planned to murder Varana's son
  • Baron Kelbor (deceased), a Honethite noble who had planned to murder Varana's son and gave orders for the killing of Bethra
  • Grand Duke Noragon of the House of Honeth (deceased)


  • Xantha, Queen of the Dryads.
  • Xera, Ce'Nedra's Dryad cousin.
  • X'bel, tawny haired Dryad who points a bow at Garion


  • Issus, an assassin and mercenary
  • Essia (deceased), formerly a consort for Queen Salmissra
  • Adiss (deceased), interim Chief Eunuch during Sadi's sabbatical; a drug addict
  • Sariss (deceased), interim Chief Eunuch who deposed Sadi and conspired with Naradas
  • Y'sth, a eunuch who aspires to become Chief Eunuch; disliked Sadi


  • Arell (deceased), Brand's niece
  • Joran, a glassblower, initially apprenticed to Torgan
  • Torgan, owner of a glassblowing shop
  • Delban, an armorer


  • Delvor, a merchant in Arendia (at the Great Arendish Fair)
  • Javelin, Margrave Khendon, the Drasnian head of intelligence; Uncle to Liselle
  • Droblek, official of the Drasnian Port Authority at Sthiss Tor in Nyissa (sometimes assumed "ambassador" or "representative"?)
  • Kheran, a scruffy intelligence agent living in the District of the Marags
  • Vordai (deceased), "Witch of the Fens"
  • Mulger, a trade merchant who went to Gar og Nadrak
  • Geldahar, a fat cross-eyed fur dealer in Boktor
  • General Haldar, Chief of Staff for Queen Porenn; a Bear Cultist
  • Prince Khaldon, ambassador to Tolnedra
  • Count Kharel, a senior member of the intelligence service


  • Adara, Garion's cousin and a lady in waiting for Queen Silar
  • Elvar, Archpriest of Belar in Algaria; a member of the Bear-Cult

Angaraks and Malloreans:

  • Yarblek, a Nadrak merchant and mercenary, who became among the richest men in the world after partnering with Silk. One of the first Angarak allies of Belgarion and the West.
  • Grashor, a Nadrak in Kotu, Drasnia who dealt with the late Earl of Jarvik and introduced him to Asharak
  • Tarlek (deceased), a huge, fat Nadrak living in the District of the Marags who threatened Brill but was killed by him
  • Besher and Varn - Nadrak gold-hunters
  • Tashor - an old Nadrak trapper who first owned Vella
  • Vella, a spirited Nadrak woman
  • Tekk (deceased), a younger Nadrak trapper who owned Vella briefly
  • Tajak, a Dagashi who brings the party to Jaharb at Mount Kahsha
  • Jaharb, Chief Elder of the Dagashi
  • Prala, Queen of Cthol Murgos (formerly a princess of the House of Cthan)
  • Lady Tamazin, wife of the late Taur Urgas and father to Urgit
  • Lord Oskatat, seneschal of the late Taur Urgas and then to Urgit
  • General Kradak, a Murgo general
  • Vard, a seer/mystic and leader at the Isle of Verkat
  • Onatel of Verkat, a seeress who guides them into the forests of the southern Isle of Verkat
  • Gart, a fisherman of the Ise of Verkat
  • Brador, Chief of Intelligence (Chief of the Bureau of Internal Affairs); Melcene official
  • Andel, a Dalasian healer/mystic and physician for Zakath
  • Onatel of Kell, a young Dalasian lady who befriended Velvet and Ce'Nedra
  • Dallan, a Dalasian mystic
  • Dolmar (deceased), Kheldar's factor in Mal Zeth; a Melcene
  • Balsca (deceased), a sailor who brings the plague to Mal Zeth
  • Atesca, General of Zakath's army; later, Commander-in-Chief of the armies of Mallorea
  • Captain Rakos of Silk's (and Yarblek's) private army
  • Kasvor - Kheldar's factor in Jarot, Celanta; a Melcene
  • Baron Vasca - Chief of the Bureau of Commerce
  • Captain Kadian, who transported Zandramas' party from Melcena to a beach south of Selda in Pendane
  • Nabros, a Melcene with the Bureau of roads in Peldane
  • Vurk, a deserter in the Royal Army of Peldane who planned with his corporal to check out the weather in Gandahar
  • Vetter, Silk's (and Yarblek's) factor in Melcena, formerly a secret policeman for Brador
  • Viscount Esca, a senior member of the Melcene Consortium
  • Rolla, an officer of Brador's secret police in Melcena
  • Senji, the club-footed one, a sorceror and professor in the School of Alchemy at the University of Melcena
  • Burk, a Dalasian shepherd, who welcomes the party of Light to Kell
  • Zelmit, the Nadrak factor for Silk and Yarblek in Yar Nadrak
  • Astellig, Sir - a knight of Perivor
  • Captain Kresca


  • Urtag, archpriest of Camat
  • Agachak (deceased), Dread Hierarch of Rak Urga and Cthol Murgos
  • Sorchak (deceased), Grolim Priest of the Green, killed by Zith
  • Morgat, the Hierarch of Rak Cthan
  • Pelath - former Grolim who becomes first disciple of Eriond



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