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Ella Saturday, aka "Emberella" and known as "Embers", daughter of [[Erzulie Gogol]] and [[Baron Saturday]] (though she doesn't know this), is a twisted parody of {{wp|Cinderella|Cinderella}} (cf. Cinders/Embers echo) appearing in {{WA}}.
Ella Saturday, aka "Emberella" and known as "Embers", daughter of [[Erzulie Gogol]] and [[Baron Saturday]] (though she doesn't know this), is a twisted parody of {{wp|Cinderella|Cinderella}} (cf. Cinders/Embers echo) appearing in {{WA}}.  As the descendent of two characters based on Haitian mythology, Ella represents one of the several prominent people of color in the Discworld series.


Unlike Cinderella, she does not want to marry a prince, because the [[Duc|prince]] of [[Genua]] is really a transformed frog. She is saved from this fate, and ends up ruling Genua (deposing [[Lily Weatherwax]]) with the assistance of three witches ([[Magrat Garlick]], [[Esme Weatherwax]], and [[Gytha Ogg]]).
Upon meeting Ella, [[Magrat Garlick]] observes that Ella is one of the most attractive young people that she has ever seen.  Ella lives in an old, rundown mansion and is closely watched by two "sisters," actually snakes given human form by [[Lily Weatherwax]]. Unlike Cinderella, Embers/Ella is extremely practical and straightforward, much more so than her "Fairy Godmother" Magrat.  She strongly resists an arranged marriage to the [[Duc|prince]] of [[Genua]] who is really an ambitious frog in human shape. She is saved from this fate, and ends up ruling Genua (deposing [[Lily Weatherwax]]) with the assistance of three witches ([[Magrat Garlick]], [[Esme Weatherwax]], and [[Gytha Ogg]]).


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Revision as of 14:53, 20 March 2014

Embers
File:Embers.jpg
Embers, as drawn by Matt Smith
Name Ella Saturday
Race Human
Age young
Occupation
Physical appearance
Residence Genua
Death {{{death}}}
Parents {{{parents}}}
Relatives {{{relatives}}}
Children {{{children}}}
Marital Status {{{marital status}}}
Appearances
Books Witches Abroad
Cameos {{{cameos}}}


Ella Saturday, aka "Emberella" and known as "Embers", daughter of Erzulie Gogol and Baron Saturday (though she doesn't know this), is a twisted parody of Cinderella (cf. Cinders/Embers echo) appearing in Witches Abroad. As the descendent of two characters based on Haitian mythology, Ella represents one of the several prominent people of color in the Discworld series.

Upon meeting Ella, Magrat Garlick observes that Ella is one of the most attractive young people that she has ever seen. Ella lives in an old, rundown mansion and is closely watched by two "sisters," actually snakes given human form by Lily Weatherwax. Unlike Cinderella, Embers/Ella is extremely practical and straightforward, much more so than her "Fairy Godmother" Magrat. She strongly resists an arranged marriage to the prince of Genua who is really an ambitious frog in human shape. She is saved from this fate, and ends up ruling Genua (deposing Lily Weatherwax) with the assistance of three witches (Magrat Garlick, Esme Weatherwax, and Gytha Ogg).