The Elders are a race of powerful beings in the series The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. The Elders are said to be the basis for the ancient myths and deities that make up Earth's religions. The Elders are split between those who are responsible for attempting to destroy humanity, the Dark Elders, and the Elders who either are indifferent and confine themselves to their Shadowrealms, which are of their own creation, or those who actively support humanity. There is also a higher class of Elders known as the Great Elders who are the most ancient of all. The Elders fear few, but fear the Archons as they were the first divine beings on the planet. Some Elders also have more then one alias, such as Mars. Elders also possess the ability to awaken dormant powers in a human. The Elders are also divided between the First Generation and Next Generation. The Next Generation are the children and descendants of the First Generation Elders.
List of Elders Who Have Appeared in the Series
- Hekate - The ancient Greek Goddess of Magic and Witchcraft.
- Bastet (Sakhmet, Mafdet, Menhit) - The ancient Egyptian cat goddess.
- The Witch of Endor
- The Disir (Valkyries)
- Areop-Enap - Creation spider deity of Polynesian mythology.
- Mars (Ares, Nergal, Huitzilopochtli) - Roman God of War
- Nereus - Greek ocean deity
- The Morrigan (Babd, Macha) - Celtic Crow Goddess
- Aoife - Twin sister of Scathach
- Odin - King of the Norse Gods
List of Elders who Have Been Mentioned In The Series But Not Appeared
- Echidna - Greek monster, mother of the Sphinx
- Black Annis - An English Bogeyman Crone
- Nocticula - queen of the sucubus, The Lady in Shadow
- Erichtho - Ancient Thessalian Witch
- The Spider Woman