The Leanansidhe,[Footnote 1] or Lea, is a faerie of the Winter Court and Harry Dresden's faerie godmother. She first appears in Grave Peril.


A High Sidhe with unusual physical features, she is a high-ranking and very powerful member of the Winter Court. Being owed some debts by Harry Dresden, she has sold them to Queen Mab.[1]

In the seriesEdit

Sometimes helpful,[2] sometimes antagonistic,[3] the Leanansidhe is a long-term presence in Harry Dresden's life. Her help is often essential to Dresden's activities, from his defeat of Justin DuMorne,[2] to his retrieval of his daughter from the Red Court.[4]

Dresden owes her some important debts, which she has sold to Mab,[1] ultimately leading Dresden to assume the Winter Knight's Mantle.[5] However, in Dresden's period as a ghost, she takes charge of Molly Carpenter's training in fighting and survival, which allows Molly to go through a tough life on the streets.[6]


  1. Leanan sídhe - wikipedia


  1. 1.0 1.1 Dead Beat, ch. 21
  2. 2.0 2.1 Grave Peril, ch. 9
  3. Grave Peril, ch. 6
  4. Changes, ch. 15
  5. Changes, ch. 30
  6. Bombshells

See alsoEdit

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