Here are the ABC’s of Mort. The chronological ordering is here.
Abbott Lobsang – The reincarnate Listener, (re)born 53…or 54…times.
Alberto Malich the Wise (Albert) – Founder of Unseen University. “Wise” may just be an honorarium. Death’s housekeeper.
King Artorollo – A king of Ankh when Albert was really alive the first time.
Binky – Death’s white (pale) horse, revealing the serendipitous side of Death.
Black Celestial Dragon of Fire – Expected by the Nine Turning Mirrors upon his death. The dragon was a no-show.
Blind Io – Chief of the gods who live at Dunmanifestin. He appears to be blind but has many eyes outside his body.
Catroaster – Philosopher. Pronounced either cat-roaster or, more likely, cat-ro-aster.
Chancellor (of Sto Lat) – Likes fireworks.
Cripple Wa – An associate of Blind Hugh. Both of them report to Ymor. Runs a floating crap game.
Death – An anthrpomorphic personification comprised of a skeleton, covered in a black robe, and holding a scythe (or a sword, for kings). He communicates in CAPTIAL LETTERS without the quotation marks.
Destiny – The god with whom Night had an appointment.
Duke of Sto Helit (the older) – Responsible for the death of his cousin, the king (Olerve) of Sto Lat.
Emperor One Sun Mirror – Of the Agatean Empire. Wisely didn’t trust his Vizier.
Fate – One of the game-playing gods in Dunmanifestin.
Gammer Nutley – Friend of Goodie Hamstring. Will care for her pink marble washstand.
Goodie Ammeline Hamstring – A witch, one of Mort’s first “customers”.
Granny Beedle – Friend of Goodie Hamstring. Will care for her cat.
Granny Weatherwax – The head witch (among equals), especially in Bad Ass country. Given name: Esmerelda. Esme, for short, but only to her closest friends.
Great A’Tuin – He or she is the turtle who moves through space in the Discworld universe. On his or her back are 4 elephants. On the backs of the elephants rests the Disc itself.
Hamesh (var. Hemesh) – Brother of Lezek and therefore uncle of Mort. Put ideas about apprenticeship into Lezek’s head.
Sham Harga – Proprietor of Harga’s House of Ribs. Down by the docks.
Heavenly Guard – Tough guys who served the Emperor and Vizier of the Agatean Empire.
Hummock M’guk – One of several who played Wa’s crap game with Death.
Ice Giants – Pests to the gods in Dunmanifestin. Giants can be that way.
Igneous Cutwell – DM (Unseen), Marster of the Infinit, Illuminartus, Wyzard to Princes, Gardian of the Sacred Portalls. Next door neighbor of Mrs. Nugent.
King Olerve the Bastard – His death, at the command of the Duke of Sto Helit, is the first witnessed by the apprenticed Mort.
King Zetesphut – Apparently holds a heavenly court for concubines. Details are sketchy.
Lady of the Small Hexagonal Room in the North Turret – A servant of Princess Keli. We don’t ask. We wonder, but we don’t ask.
Lezek – Father of Mort. Mostly responsible for apprenticing his son to Death.
(Head) Librarian – Formerly human, now simian. Favorite (and nearly only) word: Oook.
Listeners, The – Monks who are trying to work out what the Creator said when He made the universe.
Lord Nelson – Of the roundworld column.
Lord of the Privy Closet – A servant of Princess Keli. Exact duties undisclosed.
Lord Rodley – Heir to the Quirm Estates. Did the Serpent Dance with Death (et al).
Ly Tin Wheedle – A famous philosopher. I’m certain his name means something, but I don’t know what.
Mellius and Gretelina – The Disc’s greatest lovers, despite being born 200 years apart on different continents.
Moghedron – Wine butler to Princess Keli. Little is known of him, which is probably for the best.
Mort (Mortimer) – A main character of the book of the same name – Mort, not Boy.
Mr. Liona Keeble – Ankh-Morporkian who invented the profession of job broker. Finds a new job for Death.
Mrs. Gwladys Mims – Terpsic’s five-miles-away wife.
Mrs. Nugent – Next door neighbor of Igneous Cutwell. Sometimes helps around his house.
Nine Turning Mirrors – Grand Vizier of the Agatean Empire. As Vizier, he is, of course, in control of everything within the empire.
Offler – The Crocodile God who has difficulty with speech due to his fang-like teeth – not unlike the speaking problems encountered by all crocodiles.
Patrician of Ankh – The leader of the city of Ankh-Morpork. You know him cordially as Havelock Vetinari.
Pilgarlic – One of three Shades robbers who fails to steal from Mort.
Princess Keli (Queen Kelirehenna I) – Thanks to Mort, she didn’t die when she was supposed to. The cause of several existential problems in Mort.
Queen Ezeriel – Of Klatch. Died smelling like yoghurt when she sat on a snake. Admired by Princess Keli.
Rincewind – A seemingly minor wizard who plays a major role in several Discworld novels. He is extremely good at running away.
Ronron “Revelation Joe” Shuwadhi – Klatchian mystic who created the first Discworld pizza. (I’m not making this up, folks.)
Sek – The Seven-Handed god of the Temple of the Seven-Handed Sek.
St. George – The dragon killer. Mentioned in connection with Mort’s affinity for scumble.
Steikhegel – God of isolated cow byres. (I’m still not making this up. I can tell you that a byre is a cowshed.)
Terpsic Mims – An angler who went fishing on the Hakrull River near Death one day. Death saved his life.
Yeoman of the Pantry – A servant of Princess Keli. No one really knows what any yeoman does.
Ysabell – Adopted daughter of Death. It’s complicated. Eventually marries Mort. (If you don’t like spoilers, skip the previous sentence.)