- "The last person who mocked me was a tax inspector. I turned him into a paperweight. I still have it here somewhere..."
- — The Witch of Endor
|Aliases & Nicknames||The Witch of Endor, the Witch, Dora|
|Title(s)||Master of Air|
|Age (Circ. 2012)||Unknown, at least 10,000|
|Official Date of Death||Unknown|
|True Date of Death||Unknown|
|Aura Scent||Burnt wood|
|Allies/Alignment||Scathach, Aoife, Prometheus, Niten, Nicholas Flamel, Perenelle Flamel, Josh Newman, Sophie Newman|
|Enemies||Isis, Osiris, Earthlords|
|Partner(s)||Mars Ultor (Husband)|
|Children||Romulus and Remus (Sons)|
|Other Relatives|| Scathach, Aoife (Granddaughters) |
Relationship with Mars Ultor
After growing up on Danu Talis together and becoming close friends, Zephaniah married Mars Ultor. Together they protected the humani and stood against the Dark Elders who sought to conquer them. Over time however, Excalibur and Clarent corrupted Mars, until he became violent and dangerous.
Prior to the Series
The Witch of Endor was born and grew up on the island of Danu Talis with her younger brother, Prometheus. She and her brother travelled the world gathering artifacts for Abraham the Mage. Although she never fully trusted the Mage, she followed his orders since she believed his motives were in the right place.
On one such adventure in the Nameless City, Prometheus's aura was consumed by clay statues as the Witch retrieved the Archon Skull. These statues would become the First People, including Gilgamesh and Tsgalaglal.
After the fall of Danu Talis, the Witch made it her mission to destroy all artifacts predating the Elders -- in a bid to keep them from Isis and Osiris, whom she suspected of being Earthlords. As a result, she destroyed thousands of troves of knowledge, including Archon skulls, and earned the hatred of Chronos. When she went to this particular Elder for the Magic of Time, he exchanged her eyes for the ability to see the strands of time as punishment.
Some thousand or thousands of years before the books, the Witch imprisoned her husband Mars for slaughtering humans to harvest Prometheus's aura. She used a spell she learned from Abraham to cause his aura to constantly harden into a rock shell, then entrapped him within the Catacombs of Paris. This punishment was partly done to protect Mars as well, seeing as how his actions created many dangerous enemies.
Interestingly, the Witch claims she used a combination of Archon and Earthlord techniques learned from Abraham to encase Mars; however, Isis and Osiris claim they have no knowledge on how to undo the spell, which is highly peculiar, seeing as they are Earthlords. However, this could be due to the Archon portion of the spell, or perhaps Abraham lied about the origins of the technique when he taught it to her.
Zephaniah gave Sophie all her knowledge of Air Magic and all her memories. Zephaniah was with Sophie, Josh, and Nicholas Flamel when Dee attacked Zephaniah's tiny antique shop. In order to get out of the shop, Zephaniah sent the others through a leygate to Paris and then blew up the shop while she and Dee were inside, destroying all the remains of a mirror leygate. However, they both survived. This was in the newspapers, and supposedly was a bomb of some sort.
In The Magician, Zephaniah puts Nicholas Flamel and the Twins of Legend in contact with Francis and Joan of Arc. At this point, Josh begins to theorize that she gave her memories to Sophie to habituate a better, younger body (essentially, Sophie's body would become the Witch). However, whether or not this is the case is never proven, as Perenelle Flamel does not think this likely.
Zephaniah meets with Isis and Osiris and releases her husband Mars from his prison in the Catacombs of Paris to kill Dr. John Dee.
Zephaniah has gained immense magical power and knowledge through her travels. In addition to posessing several powers common amongst the Elders (such as the capacity to bestow immortality), she became a master of air magic.
- Immortality: Zephaniah ages extremely slowly (if at all) and is at least 10,000 years old.
- Power Bestowal: She is capable of bestowing immortality and her knowledge of Air Magic.
- Foresight: After she gave her eyes to Chronos, he gave her the gift of foresight.
- Aeromancy: Masters of air can greatly compress and decompress air. Air can be manipulated to form tornadoes, walls, and shields. Highly pressurized air can be shaped into blades, orbs, blasts, and explosions.
- Exnomophis: Masters of air can alter the balance of the components that make up air.
- Flight: Masters of air can fly by manipulating air currents.
- Manipulation of Weather: Masters of air can create powerful tornadoes, hurricanes, twisters, whirlwinds etc.
- Thermokinesis: Masters of air can change the temperature of air, either freezing it or heating it to extreme temperatures.
- Typhokinesis: Masters of air can manipulate air particulates, such as smoke, mist, and clouds.