Elizabeth O'Donnell, aka Artemis—Cassandra Palmer's mother

Elizabeth O'Donnell, aka Cassie's Mother — First mentioned in Touch the Dark (as Cassie's mother) — See also: Artemis

Introduction Edit

Elizabeth O'Donnell is Cassie's Mother's maiden name before she married Roger Palmer. It was her name when she was a Pythia Acolyte and Heir to the Pythia throne.

Elizabeth O'Donnell was onetime heir to the Pythia throne. She was disgraced and dismissed after she eloped with Roger Palmer, an employee of Antonio Gallina, a crime mob boss in Philadelphia.[1]

About Edit


  • Pythia Acolyte

Powers & AbilitiesEdit

  • Clairvoyant


Character / PersonalityEdit

Cassie's Memories of her MomEdit

  • Smelled like rose talcum powder to Cassie—she still remembers her by that smell.[2]

Cassie's Ward Edit

  • Her mother somehow transferred it to Cassie before she was killed. [3]

Magical Paperweight Snare Edit

➢ See main article: Magical Paperweight Snare

  • Shortly before Roger Palmer and Cassie's Mom and their Buick were blown into a million pieces, Cassie's mother had done something that had linked her soul to Roger's So when Roger’s spirit was captured in the Magical Trap that Tony had devised, hers went along with it.[4]

Physical DescriptionEdit

Love Interests Edit

Family / Friends Edit


Other DetailsEdit

  • According to Pritkin, Elizabeth O'Donnell was an unclean vessel because she was not a virgin.[5]
  • Agnes loaned her ward to her Heir (Elizabeth O'Donnell) for a training exercise right before she eloped with some loser. Naturally, she didn't bother to give it back first. (This is the ward that Cassie has on her back.) [6]
  • Agnes trained her for ten years, loved her like a daughter. And when she took up with Cassie's father, Agnes forbade it, telling herself that I was doing her a favor, he was a member of the vampire mafia. [7]

Biography Edit

Elizabeth O'Donnell, Cassandra Palmer's mother had an affair with Cassie's father, a vampire's servant. And worse, she hid it from the Silver Circle until she became pregnant with Cassie and ran away with him.[8]

Related Characters, Groups, Places, etc Edit

In the Series Edit

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1. Touch the DarkEdit


2. Claimed by ShadowEdit

3. Embrace the NightEdit

4. Curse the DawnEdit

5. Hunt the MoonEdit

6. Tempt the StarsEdit

Cassie overhears Mircea Basarab talking to Kit Marlowe about Elizabeth O'Donnell when Cassie and Jonas Marsden traveled back in time to Tony's Court to find the Magical Paperweight Snare.[10]

Quotes Edit

"She (Cassie's mother) was the heir," Pritkin told me, his lips thin with rage. "She had to be pure, untouched, as she knew very well. But she had an affair with your father, a vampire's servant! And worse, she hid it from the Circle until she became pregnant with you and ran away with him. Who knows what would have happened to the power, had we let it fill an unclean vessel?" — John Pritkin to Cassandra Palmer, Touch the Dark [11]

See Also Edit

Book References Edit

  1. Curse the Dawn, ch. 19
  2. Touch the Dark, ch. 6
  3. Claimed by Shadow, ch. 6
  4. Tempt the Stars, ch. 3, p. 36
  5. Touch the Dark, ch. 11
  6. Curse the Dawn, ch. 1
  7. Touch the Dark, ch. 14
  8. Touch the Dark, ch. 11
  9. Touch the Dark, ch.
  10. Tempt the Stars, ch. 2
  11. Touch the Dark, ch. 11

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