This list shows the persons (including named animals) you find in The Light Fantastic in order of appearance. Since there are no chapters in this book, as there were in The Colour of Magic, there are no reference points along the way.
See also the alphabetical listing of these same persons.
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.
Twoflower (aka Two Flower, by those who do not know him well) – A tourist from the Agatean Empire who arrives in Ankh-Morpork with the Luggage.
Rincewind – A seemingly minor wizard who plays a major role in several Discworld novels. He is extremely good at running away.
Ly Tin Wheedle – A famous philosopher. I’m certain his name means something, but I don’t know what.
Galder Weatherwax – Supreme Grand Conjuror of the Order of the Silver Star, Lord Imperial of the Sacred Staff, Eighth Level Ipsissimus and 304th Chancellor of Unseen University…to his friends.
(Head) Librarian – Formerly human, now simian. Favorite (and nearly only) word: Oook.
Olaf Quimby II – Former patrician of Ankh. Staunch supporter of truth in advertising.
Ymper Trymon – 2nd in command to Galder Weatherwax. Movin’ on up, if he has anything to say about it.
Ice Giants – Pests to the gods in Dunmanifestin. Giants can be that way.
Greyhald ‘Tudgy’ Spold – Oldest wizard in The Light Fantastic. Head of the Ancient and Truly Original Sages of the Unbroken Circle. One-time Archchancellor of UU.
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.
Swires – A gnome who lives in a mushroom with red and white spotted caps. Refers to Rincewind and Twoflower as “biggers”.
Skrelt Changebasket – Founder of the Order of the Silver Star. Discovered interesting information about wizards’ deaths and the Eight Great Spells. Probably doesn’t know where his name comes from.
Granny Whitlow – Made cottages entirely of sweets. Popular but impractical.
Topaxci – God of the red mushroom. (See Skelde.)
Skelde – Spirit of the smoke. (See Umcherrel.)
Umcherrel – Soul of the forest. (See Topaxci, or ask a shaman.)
Belafon – Druid who could fly large stones and land them atop two other upright stones in a stone circle.
Bursar, The – At UU, but not a wizard. Needs his dried frog pills. Aka Mr. Dinwiddie.
Dean of Liberal Studies – One of several swallowed by The Luggage in The Light Fantastic. He might not be missed.
Zakriah – Coworker of Belafon at the stone circle.
Professor of Astrology – Wizard to the stars at Unseen University.
Bethan – Saved from ritual sacrifice against her will. Marries Cohen the Barbarian. Fate probably had something to say about it all.
Cohen the Barbarian – Ghenghiz Cohen. The Disc’s greatest warrior, a legend in his own time. Or as he says, “I’m a lifetime in my own legend.”
Horse Tribes of the Hubland – Members were born in the saddle, even though this was a gynaecological impossibility.
Jiglad Wert – Senior wizard of the Hoodwinkers.
Rhunlet Vard – Apparent successor to Galder Weatherwax. Apparent to all except Ymper Trymon.
Lemuel Panter – (aka Lumuel) Senior wizard of the Order of Midnight.
Ganmack Treehallet – Senior wizard of the Venerable Seers.
Herrena – Full name: Herrena the Henna-Haired Harridan. Check the cover art for full description.
Ysabell – Adopted daughter of Death. It’s complicated. Eventually marries Mort. (If you don’t like spoilers, skip the previous sentence.)
Pestilence – Associated with Death.
Famine – Associated with Death.
War – Associated with Death. Along with Pestilence and Famine, the four of them attempt to learn to play cards from Twoflower.
Offler – The Crocodile God who has difficulty with speech due to his fang-like teeth – not unlike the speaking problems encountered by all crocodiles.
Kwartz – A troll who helps Rincewind and company.
Chrysoprase (aka Krysoprase and Chrystophrase) – Son of Kwartz? Head Troll.
Breccia – Daughter of Kwartz?
Jasper – Youngin’ of Kwartz.
Beryl – Wife of Kwartz.
Old Grandad – Larger than life, so to speak, troll.
Cimbar the Assassin – Legendary warrior. Nothing else known about him.
Gancia – Leader of Herrena’s gang of Morpork mercenaries.
Weems – One of Gancia’s mercenaries. Slightly smarter and eventually slightly more alive than Gancia.
Blind Io – Chief of the gods who live at Dunmanifestin. He appears to be blind but has many eyes outside his body.
Dahoney – When Dahoney speaks, people look at other people’s left ear when they speak.
Lackjaw – Dwarf who made diamond din-chewers for Cohen.