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Ella Saturday[]

Ella Saturday, aka "Emberella" and known as "Embers", is the daughter of Erzulie Gogol and Baron Saturday (though she doesn't know this). As the descendent of two characters based on Haitian mythology, Ella represents one of the several prominent humans of color in the Discworld series. She appears in Witches Abroad as an attractive young woman with brown skin and blonde hair. Upon meeting Ella, Magrat Garlick observes that Ella is one of the most attractive young people that she has ever seen. Her entire life has been controlled by her fairy godmother, Lady Lilith de Tempscire, to ensure that she marries Lady Lilith's pawn, the Duc of Genua (pronounced "Duck") (actually an ambitious frog in human shape). Ella spends so much of her time in the palace kitchens, apparently because she enjoys being helpful, rather than because she is mistreated, that she is nick named "Embers" by the palace cook, although the full nickname "Emberella" is referred to as sounding "like something you'd put up in the rain"). Ella lives in an old, rundown mansion and is closely watched by two "sisters," actually snakes given human form by Lily Weatherwax. Unlike her Roundworld counterpart, Cinderella, Embers/Ella is extremely practical and straightforward, much more so than her "Fairy Godmother" Magrat. At the end of the novel, she avoids marriage to the Duc, becomes the Baroness of Genua and ends up ruling Genua after deposing Lily Weatherwax with the assistance of the three witches (Magrat Garlick, Esme Weatherwax, and Gytha Ogg).

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