|Ancestors||Fern Cooper, Ilony Cooper, Rebakah Cooper|
|Husband||Myles of Olau|
|Descendants|| Thom, Alan and Alianne of Pirate's Swoop (grandchildren)|
Junim, Ochobai, Ulasu Crow (great-grandchildren)
|Other||Rispah Cooper (niece)|
|Rank||Commoner (born), Noble (through marriage)|
|First appeared||Alanna: The First Adventure|
|Latest appearance||Lioness Rampant|
Eleni Cooper is a healer and former priestess in the Temple of the Mother in Corus. She's the mother of George Cooper by an unknown father, and the wife of Myles of Olau. In 439 HE her hair was already streaked with grey.
Initially a priestess of the Great Mother Goddess, Eleni became pregnant from a temple worshipper she only saw once and refused to give the child up and thus had to leave the temple. Her pregnancy didn't have anything to do with ritual sex, she was probably tired of temple life. She moved to Spindle Lane in the Lower City, where she became a healer, raising her son, George, alone. George introduced her to Alanna of Trebond when Alanna was a page in disguise who needed to hide her menstrual cycle, and Eleni became her ally, taught her ladylike manners and provided her with a pregnancy charm. Eleni was introduced to Myles of Olau (the adoptive father of Alanna of Trebond) by her son George when a rival of his broke the Rogue's code and attacked her (under the code non-combatants are left alone) worrying George enough to place her under Myles' protection. Myles and Eleni subsequently married, making her Baroness of Olau.
After her marriage, Eleni continued to serve as a healer in Olau and Pirate's Swoop. She has three grandchildren by George, and three great-grandchildren by Aly, Rispah is her niece by an unknown sibling, and Beka Cooper is her ancestor.
Fern Cooper ┬ unnamed man │ ┌—————┴————————————————————————┐ │ │ Ilony Cooper ┬ unnamed man ? ┬ ? │ │ ┌—————————————————————┬——————————————————┴┬———————————————┬———————————————┐ Philben Cooper ┬ Delene Cooper │ │ │ │ │ │ Rebakah Cooper Diona Cooper Lorine Cooper Willes Cooper Nilo Cooper 4 children │ 6 generations │ ┌┴——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————┐ │ │ Myles of Olau — Eleni Cooper ┬ unnamed man Trebond unnamed │ │ │ George Cooper ┬ Alanna of Pirate's Swoop and Olau Rispah Cooper ┬ Coram Smythesson │ │ Trebond ┌———————┬———————┬——————┬—————┬—————┬————┬—————┴┬—————┬—————┐ │ │ │ │ │ │ │ │ │ │ Jonthair Alinna Thomsen Mylec Daran Liam Thayine Rose Elenna Buran
- Terrier (prologue)
- Alanna: The First Adventure
- In the Hand of the Goddess
- The Woman Who Rides Like a Man
- Lioness Rampant
- Trickster's Choice (seen through a dream or vision)
- Trickster's Queen (epilogue)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Terrier, Prologue, From the journal of Eleni Cooper
- ↑ Lioness Rampant, Cp. 6 (p. 220; Random House paperback)
- ↑ Giantkiller issue 1, June 2009