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|Santiago||The protagonist of the story, Santiago is a shepherd boy who sets off on a journey to find his Personal Legend. Read More||adventurous, reflective, truth-seeker, risk-taker, dreamer|
|The Alchemist||A ripe 200 years of age, the alchemist knows the secret of alchemy and teaches Santiago life-changing lessons. Read More||wise, ancient, worldly, all-knowing, powerful, mystical, kind, honest|
|The Englishman||The Englishman is a highly educated aspiring alchemist in pursuit of knowledge and adventure. Read More||highly educated, mentor, philosophical, intellectual, pretentious, charming|
|Melchizedek||The old king of Salem, Melchizedek convinces Santiago to sell his sheep and pursue his Personal Legend. Read More||wise, magical, all-knowing|
|Crystal Merchant||The crystal merchant lives in Tangier and hires Santiago to work for him when the boy needs money. Read More||fearful, cautious, conservative|
|Fatima||Fatima lives at the oasis of Al-Fayoum and is Santiago's love interest. Read More||intelligent, kind, beautiful|
|Gypsy Woman||A fortune-teller and interpreter of dreams in Tarifa, the gypsy woman encourages Santiago to seek the buried treasure of his dreams. Read More||bold, intuitive, outspoken|
|Narcissus||A handsome, vain youth who dies for his own beauty||handsome, vain|
|Goddesses of the Forest||Deities who mistake the reason for the lake's tears||inquisitive|
|The Lake||Body of water into which Narcissus gazes||beautiful, vain|