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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").
- 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 the wizard-advisor Erezel for Oldorin, king of Perivor. Zandramas' right hand.
- Harakan (deceased), a Grolim priest and former Chandim associated with Urvon and Nahaz
- 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
- Drosta lek Thun, King of Gar og Nadrak.
- Gethel (deceased), King of Mishrak ac Thull.
- Nathel, King of the Thulls/Mishrak ac Thull.
- Gorim, Leader of the Ulgos. His name belongs only to his office; he has no personal name.
- Oldorin, King of Perivor
|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|
|Prala||Cthol Murgos||Queen||former Princess of the House of Cthan, married to Urgit as his ONLY wife|
|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.
Main article: Deities in the "Garion" novels
Other Minor and Supporting CharactersEdit
|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|
|Arell (deceased)||Rivan||M1||Brand's niece|
|Delban||Rivan||B5||A master armorer|
|Torgan||Rivan||B4||owner of a glassblowing shop; master to Joran, who becomes his son-in-law|
|Joran||Rivan||B4, M1||a glassblower, initially apprenticed to Torgan|
|Adara||Algarian||B4, B5, M5||Garion's cousin and a lady in waiting for Queen Silar|
|Elvar||Algarian||B4, B5||Archpriest of Belar in Algaria; a member of the Bear-Cult|
|Maidee||Cherek||B1||a blue-eyed Cherek blonde with long braids who was sledding in the snow and gave Garion a kiss|
|Torvik||Cherek||B1, B5||chief huntsman of King Anheg|
|Krendig||Cherek||B1||a boat builder|
|Grinneg||Cherek||B2, M2||cousin to Barak and King Anheg. Cherek ambassador at Tol Honeth|
|Martje||Cherek||B1||a formerly blind witch and seer|
|Essia (deceased)||Nyissan||B2||formerly a consort for Queen Salmissra|
|Sariss (deceased)||Nyissan||M2||interim Chief Eunuch who deposed Sadi and conspired with Naradas|
|Y'sth||Nyissan||M5||a eunuch who aspires to become Chief Eunuch; disliked Sadi|
|Adiss (deceased)||Nyissan||M2, M5||interim Chief Eunuch during Sadi's sabbatical; a drug addict|
|Berentain||Arend||B2||a young Asturian nobleman who has Mimbrate sympathies|
|Berig||Arend||B3||an ex-Arenish serf living in the District of the Marags|
|Sir Andorig||Arend||B2||initially a doubter of Belgarath|
|Sir Helbergin||Arend||B2||a Mimbrate Knight who was injured when he went against Mandorallen in the previous tourney|
|Sir Haldorin||Arend||B2||Mandorallen's derisory kinsman|
|Baron Derigen||Arend||B2||a Mimbrate knight who was fighting Oltorain instigated by a Grolim|
|Baron Oltorain||Arend||B2, mentioned in B4||a Mimbrate Arendish nobleman, older brother of Ariana.|
|Baron of Vo Toral||Arend||B2||a Mimbrate who sold his countrymen as slaves in Nyissa|
|Count Reldegen||Arend||B2, B5||Lelldorin's uncle|
|Torasin (deceased)||Arend||B2, mentioned in B4, B5||Lelldorin's cousin, an Asturian|
|Sir Beridel||Arend||B5||son of Sir Andorig|
|Delvor||Drasnian||B2, M2||a merchant in Arendia (at the Great Arendish Fair)|
|General Haldar||Drasnian||M1||Chief of Staff for Queen Porenn; a Bear Cultist|
|Prince Khaldon||Drasnian||M2||ambassador to Tolnedra|
|Kheran||Drasnian||B3||a scruffy intelligence agent living in the District of the Marags|
|Count Kharel||Drasnian||B5||a senior member of the intelligence service|
|Vordai (deceased)||Drasnian||B4, mentioned in M1||Witch of the fens|
|Droblek||Drasnian||B2, B5, M2||official of the Drasnian Port Authority at Sthiss Tor in Nyissa (sometimes assumed "ambassador" or "representative"?)|
|Zereel||Tolendran||B2||the court wizard|
|Haldor||Tolendran||B2||a Tolnedra merchant, a member of the Council of Advisors|
|Radan (deceased)||Tolendran||B2||a Tolnedra merchant, a member of the Council of Advisors|
|Lord Morin||Tolendran||B2, B4, B5, M1, M2||Ran Borune XXIII's chamberlain|
|Jeebers||Tolendran||B2, M1||Ce'Nedra's tutor turned university librarian|
|Reldo||Tolendran||B3||a Tolnedran thug and gold-digger in the District of the Marags|
|Count Melgon||Tolendran||B5||Ambassador to Nyissa|
|Grand High Merchant Kalvor of Tol Horb||Tolendran||B3||a merchant who went from Rak Goska to Tol Honeth|
|Count Dravor||Tolendran||B2||a minor noble who has been drugged into working for the Nyissan Y'diss|
|Colonel Albor||Tolendran||B4||the Horbite commander of the Eighty-Third Legion -- primarily a ceremonial unit with its barracks inside the imperial palace at Tol Honeth|
|Count Valgon||Tolendran||B4||Ambassador to the Rivan Court|
|Count Brador||Tolendran||B5||Ambassador to Sendaria|
|Grand Duke Noragon of the House of Honeth (deceased)||Tolendran||mentioned in M1, M2||Was the candidate of the Honeth family to succeed Ran Borune as emperor, but had a bad case of shellfish|
|Xera||Dryad||B2, M1, M2||Ce'Nedra's Dryad cousin.|
|X'bel||Dryad||B2, M2||tawny haired Dryad who points a bow at Garion|
|Jaharb||Murgo - Dagashi||M2||Chief Elder of the Dagashi|
|Tajak||Murgo - Dagashi||M2||a Dagashi who brings the party to Jaharb at Mount Kahsha|
|General Kradak||Murgo||M2||a Murgo general|
|Lord Oskatat||Murgo||M2 and minor mentions in subsequent books||Lord High Seneschal of the late Taur Urgas and then to Urgit|
|Lady Tamazin||Murgo||M2 and minor mentions in subsequent books||wife of the late Taur Urgas and father to Urgit; Queen-Mother|
|Count Nilden||Sendarian||B1||King Fulrach's chief butler|
|Eilbrig||Sendarian||B1||Faldor's son-in-law and Anhelda's husband|
|Anhelda||Sendarian||B1||Faldor's only daughter and Eilbrig's wife|
- Doroon (deceased), a childhood friend of Garion's.
- Rendorig, an Arendish childhood friend of Garion's.
- Zubrette, a petite wily blonde Sendarian girl who was a childhood friend of Garion's and Garion's first "love".
- Faldor, a Sendarian farmer and farm-owner
- Brendig, first a captain who is sent to find Belgarath (Pawn of Prophecy) and later a colonel in the Battle of Thull Mardu and then finally a general for the Siege of Rheon.
- Earl of Seline, a Sendarian nobleman and advisor to King Fulrach.
- Nala, the old cook at Faldor's Farm who retired to make way for Polgara to take over as head cook
- old Weldrik (the oldest man in the district, who lived on Mildrin's farm)
- Greldik, a Cherek ship captain and sailor, one of the finest seamen in all of Cherek.
- Lady Merel, Barak's wife.
- Terzie, daughter of Lord Barak and Lady Merel
- Gundred, daughter of Lord Barak and Lady Merel
- Unrak, son of Lord Barak and Lady Merel
- Grodeg, the High Priest of Belar and the Bear Cult
- Baron of Vo Ebor (deceased), Mandorallen's mentor. Husband of Nerina.
- Nerina, formerly the wife of the Baron of Vo Ebor; later the wife of Mandorallen
- the courtesan Bethra (deceased)
- Kador (deceased), the head of the Vordue family and the Grand Duke of Tol Vordue, captured for treason.
- 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
- Issus, an assassin and mercenary
- Javelin, Margrave Khendon, the Drasnian head of intelligence; Uncle to Liselle
- Mulger, a trade merchant who went to Gar og Nadrak
- Geldahar, a fat cross-eyed fur dealer in Boktor
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
- 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
- the Deranged Hermit of the Isle of Verkat
- Brek, a soldier in the Mallorean army who found Garion and his party on the Isle of Verkat
- Gart, a fisherman of the Isle of Verkat
- Brador, Chief of Intelligence (Chief of the Bureau of Internal Affairs); Melcene official
- Andel, a Dalasian healer/mystic and physician for Zakath
- Actas, an alcoholic private in Mel Zeth
- 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, Melcene General in 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
- Arshag - a Grolim priest who could conjure the image of Nahaz in Karand
- Pelath - former Grolim who becomes first disciple of Eriond
Unknown race of humans:
- an unnamed gold hunter in both Nadrak and the Dalasian Protectorates (different people? same person?)
- Zith, Sadi's pet snake
- Ezahh, a green snake in the service of Salmissra, Zith's mate
- Maas (deceased), a snake in the service of Salmissra
- Noble, Ce'Nedra's placid to lazy horse
- Chretienne, Garion's warhorse, a gift from Zakath
- Horse, a still-born colt that Garion resurrects and later becomes Eriond's mount
- Tupik and Poppi - fenlings