At one point in Pyramids, there is an actual pyramid of persons. This chronological list won’t look like that. See the alphabetical list (which won’t look like that either) here.
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.
Dios – High priest of Djelibeybi who has held the office for thousands – yes, thousands – of years.
Teppic – Also known as Pteppic and King Teppicymon XXVIII, Lord of the Heavens, Charioteer of the Wagon of the Sun, Steersman of the Barque of the Sun, Guardian of the Secret Knowledge, Lord of the Horizon, Keeper of the Way, the Flail of Mercy, the High-Born One, the Never-Dying King.
Mericet – An examiner in the Assassin’s Guild. Teppic’s examiner.
Patrician of Ankh – The leader of the city of Ankh-Morpork. You know him cordially as Havelock Vetinari.
Grunworth Nivor – An instructor in the Assassin’s Guild. Did Traps and Deadfalls on Tuesdays.
Kompt de Yoyo – An instructor in the Assassin’s Guild. Did Modern Languages and Music.
Uncle Vyrt – Teppic’s uncle; he was an assassin. Teppic’s mother didn’t approve.
Lady Nooni – According to the Lady, only 1 boy in 15 passes the Assassin’s Guild exam. She’s probably right.
King Teppicymon XXVII – Teppic’s father. A ghost much of the time.
Artela – Teppic’s mother. The main reason Teppic went to assassin’s school.
Lord Fhempta-hem – As a pre-teen, Teppic spent a summer with him.
Khuft – Founder of Djelibeybi. Dead for thousands of years, but appears in Pyramids anyway (as do many other former rulers).
Chidder – One of Teppic’s pals in assassin’s school.
Fliemoe – A dangerous older student in assassin’s school.
Arthur Ludorum – A student in assassin’s school who liked to hang on to his mummy. Pun intended.
Cheesewright – A student in assassin’s school – skinny, red hair, face that was one large freckle.
Great Orm – God greatly feared by Arthur whose family were Strict Authorised Ormits.
Offler – The Crocodile God who has difficulty with speech due to his fang-like teeth – not unlike the speaking problems encountered by all crocodiles.
Snoxall – A student in assassin’s school. Once painted himself green and asked for volunteers to have their intestines wound around a tree. Nice kid.
Mother Goddess – Something to do with the Moon in all its interpretations.
Lady T’malia – An instructor in the Assassin’s Guild. Did Political Expediency on Octeday afternoons.
Dr Cruces – Head of the Assassin’s Guild. Driven mad by the gonne.
Johan Ludorum – One of the greatest assassins in the history of the Assassin’s Guild. Father of Arthur.
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.
Ptraci – Half sister of Teppic. Eventually becomes Queen of Djelibeybi.
Jahmet – One of the servants who discovers the recently deceased King Pteppicymon XXVII.
Dil – The embalmer of Djelian royalty. Fun job.
Hoot Koomi – High priest of Khefin. Expected – but not likely – to succeed Dios.
Khefin – Two-Faced God of Gateways. You saw him coming and going.
Gern – Apprentice embalmer to Dil. Wondered which bit of the deceased had the god in it.
Mrs Collar – Teppic’s bedder in the sixth form. (You need to be British to understand that.)
Glwenda – A garlic farmer’s daughter. Gern was sweet on her.
Queen Khaphut – Djelian ruler who once accepted Tribute from the Kingdoms of the World.
Pta-ka-ba – King when the Djel Empire extended from the Circle Sea to the Rim Ocean.
Queen Khat-leon-ra-pta – Djelian ruler who won the kingdom of Howandaland by stealth.
Ptaclusp – Architect and jobbing pyramid builder to the nobility.
What – Sky goddess who saved one pip in time to grow a fresh sun every morning.
Nesh – The sun was a round hole in her spinning blue soap bubble.
Net – A Supreme God.
Fon – A Supreme God.
Hast – A Supreme God.
Set – A Supreme God.
Bin – A Supreme God.
Sot – A Supreme God.
Blind Io – Chief of the gods who live at Dunmanifestin. He appears to be blind but has many eyes outside his body.
Dhek – A Supreme God.
Ptooie – A Supreme God.
Herpetine Triskeles – The ruler of the world of the dead.
Syncope – The ruler of the world of the dead.
Silur – Catfish-Headed God and ruler of the world of the dead.
Orexis-Nupt – The ruler of the world of the dead.
Ptaclusp IIa – A twin son of Ptaclusp. The accountant.
Ptaclusp IIb – A twin son of Ptaclusp. The engineer.
Mrs Ptaclusp – She did the books for Ptaclusp.
Hat – Vulture-Headed God of Unexpected Guests. Ptaclusp owned a statue of the god.
Kheneth XIV – The fresco painter for his tomb claimed to have completed the task in just 2 hours.
Rhumusphut – Owned an ox that Ktoffle stole.
Ktoffle – Stole an ox from Rhumusphut.
Ptorne – Owed back rent to Prince Imtebos.
Prince Imtebos – Demanded rent due from Ptorne.
Eater of Souls – Apparently a deity who would consume Ptraci since she didn’t want to be a servant in the netherworld.
Grinjer – Maker of models – pyramids and such.
Rthur – Fresco painter. Not to be confused with Arthur.
Bast – Cat-Headed God. Teppic once stashed his assassin’s costume in a Bast statue.
You Bastard – The greatest mathematician in the history of the Discworld. He was a camel.
Evil-Smelling-Bugger – Renowned as the greatest camel mathematician of all time. (Don’t tell You Bastard.)
Bloody Stupid – Camel mathematician in Tsort.
Nept – Goddess with interstellar statistics.
You Vicious Brute – Camel mathematician responsible for the Theory of Transient Integrals.
Xeno – Philosopher of Ephebe. Studied tortoise motion. Wrote Reflections.
Ibid – Philosopher of Ephebe. Counterpart (or counterpoint) to Xeno. Wrote Discourses and Civics.
Vut – Dog-Headed God of the Evening. Seventy feet long when alive.
Ket – Ibis-Headed God of Justice.
Scrab – Pusher of the Ball of the Sun.
Thrrp – Charioteer of the Sun.
Cephut – God of Cutlery.
Jeht – Boatman of the Solar Orb.
Sessifet – Goddess of the Afternoon.
Gil – Another god interested in controlling the sun.
Sarduk – Goddess of Caves.
Bunu – Goat-Headed God of Goats.
Tzut – Snake-Headed God of the Upper Djel.
Fhez – Crocodile-Headed God of the Lower Djel.
Pthagonal – A very acute man with an angle.
Tyrant, The – Leader of Ephebe. A new Tyrant was elected every 5 years.
Copolymer – The greatest storyteller in the history of the world. Too bad his stories aren’t understandable.
Elenor – A girl in one of Copolymer’s stories. (She had a squint, you know.) Busy mom who was kidnapped from (or by) the Ephebians. A large wooden horse was involved.
Melycanus – A man in one of Copolymer’s stories. He had a limp, you know.
Lavaeolus – A man in one of Copolymer’s stories – the one with the knee. Also, heroic, Ephebian soldier who may have been an ancestor of Rincewind. His name roughly translates as “Rinser of Winds”.
Iesope – The greatest teller of fables in the world.
Antiphon – The greatest writer of comic plays in the world.
Endos – The Listener. For a price.
Seriph Creosote – Of Al Khali. Of his father originated the phrase, “Rich as Creosote”. (Read about Croesus, if you’re unfamiliar.)
Alfonz – Muscle-bound servant of Chidder.
Heme Krona – Owner of the Camels-R-Us livery stable.
Queen Far-re-ptah – Grandma Pooney, to Teppic.
King Ashk-ur-men-tep – Ruler during the Third Empire of Djelibeybi.
Sphinx – Traditional. Tends to get confused by the Riddle when Teppic is around.
Teg – Horse-Headed God of Agriculture.
Autocue – A soldier in the Ephebian military. Saw more of the inside of wooden horses than he cared for.
Patricio – The 23-stone Despot of Quirm.
Juf – Cobra-Headed God of Papyrus.
Ice Giants – Pests to the gods in Dunmanifestin. Giants can be that way.
King Psam-nut-kha – Was 5000 years old at the time of Teppic.
Put – Lion-Headed God of Justice.
Chefet – Dog-Headed God of Metalwork.
Merco – Ptaclusp was pretty sure he bought some dodgy cement from him.
Ozymandias – According to Shelley (Roundworld), King of Kings.
Aunt Cleo-ptah-re – Teppic’s aunt. He wanted that to be their only relationship.