Claudius Cordelius ruled Marathat four Great Septads, or 196 years, before the start of Mélusine.

Characters who lived during this reignEdit


Claudius Cordelius appears in a story Mildmay tells in the introduction to Mélusine.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Claudius comes from the Latin claudus "lame, crippled."  It was the name of several Roman emperors, including the stepfather of Nero.
  • Cordelius is a Latinized masculine form of the Celtic feminine name Cordeilla, which is of unknown meaning.  The spelling of Cordeilla was adjusted to "Cordelia" by Shakespeare.