Mother Mellus was a Badger Mother, who served during the time of Mariel and Dandin. She was most notably known for her strength, as most badgers are. She was extremely loyal to her Abbey, and helped in the defense against the attack of Greypatch.

She was known for her great love of everyone, especially Dibbuns. This is evident when she sacrificed her life for the molebabe Furtil and the Mousebabe. She died after being stabbed by Slipp, and many residents of the Abbey mourned for her. She was succeeded by Mara as Badger Mother by Mara.


  • Her name is derived from Melus, which is Latin for badger.