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I read your letter. About the woman you love. I believe you. And I believe in peace.

–Demetra's letter to Rhys, A Court of Mist and Fury

Demetra, also known as the Golden Queen, was one of the Mortal Queens who lived on the Continent.


A Court of Mist and Fury[]

The Queens, including Demetra, are contacted several times by Rhysand who asks for their half of the Book of Breathings so it can be used against the King of Hybern. They agree to meet with Rhysand and his Inner Circle, and so the Queens winnow to the Archeron's Estate, one of them, the sixth (called Vassa) did not appear at the meeting and the others said it was because she was sick. Demetra meets Feyre Archeron and the rest of the Inner Circle, however the queens refuse to give up their half of the Book of Breathings, and leave the estate.

Some time later, during another meeting with the Inner Circle where only two queens showed up, Demetra and the oldest queen meet to see proof that Rhys and his circle want peace. Rhys shows them Velaris through the Veritas orb. Even with the evidence, the oldest queen refuses to give them half of the book, however, Demetra disagrees and discreetly leaves half the book under her chair with a letter for them. In the letter, she confesses that she wishes for a better world and that the sixth queen was not ill.

After Demetra's betrayal is found out by the other queens, they hand her over to the Attor who tortured her and then brought her dying body to Velaris when he led the attack to the city planned by the King of Hybern. She died there impaled.


Demetra is young, likely no older than thirty years old. She has curly blonde hair with amber-colored eyes. She also has brown freckled skin. She is often compared to a lion.

Powers and Abilities[]

As one of the mortal queens, Demetra is able to winnow when she is with several of her fellow queens.


  • Morrigan confessed to Feyre that Demetra was a descendant of Andromache, a mortal queen who had been her lover in the past.
Main Characters Feyre Archeron · Rhysand · Nesta Archeron · Cassian · Azriel · Elain Archeron · Tamlin · Lucien Vanserra · Morrigan · Amren · Amarantha · King of Hybern
Supporting Characters Alis · Andras · Beron · Bogge · Bone Carver · Bron · Cerridwen · Clare Beddor · Cresseida · Drakon · Devlon · Emerie · Eris · Graysen · Gwyneth Berdara · Feyre's Father · Hart · Helion · Ianthe · Isaac Hale · Isaac Hale's Wife · Jurian · Kallias · Keir · Koschei · Mercenary · Miryam · Mortal Queens · Mrs. Laurent · Naga · Nuala · Unnamed Summer Court Faerie · Tarquin · Suriel · Thesan · Tomas Mandray · Varian · Vassa · Weaver
Mentioned Characters Aunt Ripleigh · Dark Mother · Feyre's Mother · Mother · Rhysand's Father · Rhysand's Mother · Rhysand's Sister · Nostrus · Queen of the Black Land · See more...
Mortal Queens
Current Briallyn † · Demetra † · Unnamed · Unnamed · Unnamed · Vassa
Past Andromache
Mortal Lands
Characters Feyre Archeron (former) · Nesta Archeron (former) · Elain Archeron (former) · Mr. Archeron † · Mrs. Archeron † · Mr. Archeron's Father † · Mr. Archeron's Mother † · Mr. Archeron's Grandfather † · Mrs. Archeron's Father † · Mrs. Archeron's Mother † · Mrs. Archeron's Mother † · Isaac Hale · Isaac Hale's Wife · Clare Beddor † · Tomas Mandray · Jurian · Nolan · Graysen · Lucien · Andromache † · Vassa · Demetra † · Briallyn † · Briar · Dark-haired Girl † · Ruddy Brown-haired Girl † · Brown-haired Young Man † · Urstin · Mrs. Archeron's Cousin † · Acolyte · Clothier · Cobbler · Mercenary · Creditors · Mrs. Laurent · Mr. Hale · Isaac Hale's Sibling(s) · Mr. Mandray · Mrs. Mandray · Tomas Mandray's Siblings · Andromache's Husband † · Andromache's Children
Locations Archeron's Cottage · Archeron's Estate · Band of Exiles Manor · Barn · Beddor Family Home · Bharat · Feyre's Village · Forest · Greenfield Village · Neva · Nolan's Estate · Post Office · Scythia · Silverspring Creek · Tavern