Vital statistics
Position Bad
Age Eldery (Late 70's to 80's)
Status Deceased

Adelaide is an old lady who appears in Lullaby in Frogland. Also known as Adelaide of the Pasture, with the addition of, "The Good Woman of the Woods" by Beatrice, Adelaide lives in a secluded hut where she presumably quilts. She is the sister of Auntie Whispers.

She is voiced by John Cleese.


At some point prior to Wirt and Gregory's adventure in The Unknown, Adelaide made a deal with Beatrice, promising her a magic pair of scissors to snip off Beatrice's family's wings in order to turn them back into humans in exchange for a child servant.

When Beatrice returns to Adelaide in Lullaby in Frogland, she enters through the chimney. Adelaide promptly tells her to close the flue as the fresh air "will be the death of [her]". Beatrice then tells her that she found Wirt and Greg and is not willing to turn them over, but Adelaide tries to persuade her and complains about being a weak, old lady who "needs a strong child servant". When Wirt and Greg show up at the scene, she traps them in yarn and rejoices in her new servants. As revenge, Beatrice opens the window and lets in the fresh night air, ending up melting Adelaide away.

Adelaide was intending to fill Wirt and Greg's heads with wool in order for them to do her bidding without intervening. She said with devotion how she obeyed "the voice of the night" and "the beast of the eternal darkness", implying that she was a servant of the Beast.

She seems to embody false hope.




  • In The Ringing of the Bell, it is revealed that Adelaide is the sister of Auntie Whispers, who warns the boys not to trust her.
  • The symbol of a black widow spider appears on the back of her shawl and is visible when she gets out of bed.
  • Adelaide's claim of the night air being poisonous seems to correspond to beliefs from around the late 19th century that deadly vapors rose from the earth after dark.
  • She and Auntie Whispers are the only female characters voiced by men.