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Cyrene, Xena's mother, is one of the constants in the
Warrior Princess's life. She knows her mother will
always be there for her, whether it's for a hot meal
or to have some sense talked into her (a position held
otherwise only by Xena's beloved Bard).
When Xena was a very small child, her mother saved her
life in a most unusual and violent way. Her husband
was a follower of Ares, and spent many nights
worshipping at his Altar. One night he returned to his
home in a fury the likes of which Cyrene had never
seen before. All he kept repeating was that Xena had
to die....and he went to the barn to sharpen an axe.
Cyrene did what any protective and loving mother would
do; she went to the barn, confronted her husband, and
when she realised that he wouldn't listen to any
reason she took the axe from him and "stopped" him.
Xena learned about that night many years later, and
was incredibly grateful for her mother's bravery and
sacrifice for her sake. Each would sacrifice anything
for the other, their mother/daughter bond is so
Despite hard beginnings, Cyrene kept up the Tavern and
made it her own. A place for love, laughter, comfort,
sensible chats and everything that makes a home a
home. No fighting is ever allowed under her roof, even
if it's the Gods themselves.