Mother Winter, occasionally known as Athropos[Footnote 1] or Skuld,[Footnote 2] but also Granny Cleaver, is the Queen that Was. She is described as having withered lips peeled back from iron teeth.
Provided with Intellectus, she is one of the most powerful Fae. She is inactive in Summer.(reference needed) Mother Summer hints that they share the same name in their most powerful mask.(reference needed)
She is the original Mother Winter; the current Mother Summer is the second to hold the position "in recorded human history".
In the seriesEdit
In Cold Days, when Harry Dresden summons her to learn about the exact relationship between Mab and Maeve, she feels insulted and attacks him with a cleaver, which prompts Dresden to refer to her as Granny Cleaver. According to Mother Summer she reacted this way because she lost her walking stick and finds it painful to move without it.