Hodge Burdock
Biographical Information
  • Deceased
Cause of Death
  • Staked
Killed By
Physical Information
  • Male
Relationship Information
  • Unknown
  • Unknown

Hodge Burdock was a lamia vampire, the husband of Opal Burdock (née Redfern), and the great-uncle of Rowan, Kestrel, Ash and Jade Redfern.  

History Edit

His marriage to Opal ended upon Hodge's execution at the hands of the Night World Council for telling a human about the Night World's existence. His gruesome death consisted of being slowly impaled all over his body with small stakes repeatedly; his manner of execution is known to all of his family members (his grandniece Jade strongly tries never to remember his death and is understandably terrified by the possibility of ever being subjected to it). His widow Opal consequently flees to Briar Creek, Oregon, where she lives in seclusion among humans. 

Etymology Edit

The name Hodge is a medieval form of the name Roger, meaning "famous spear", from the Germanic Hrodger ('hrod' meaning "fame", 'ger' meaning "spear").

Burdock refers to the plant burdock, which has medicinal uses. Therefore, his surname can be considered a traditional lamia name.

Trivia Edit

  • According to the family tree, Hodge and Opal are the parents of River Redfern, the father of Bracken and Brook Redfern, the latter of whom is the father of Jez Redfern. However, this is likely a mistake, as River, Brook, Bracken and Jez would have Hodge's surname of Burdock, not Redfern, as per the patriarchal traditions of lamia.
  • The exact circumstances that lead to Hodge revealing the existence of the Night World are unknown.