Top 7 Shadowhunters Moms

May 4, 2022
Emily Ritter

We love these Shadowhunters moms, and the amazing characters they raised! Whether they’re adoptive mothers, birth mothers, or both, these moms deserve ALL the recognition. Did your fave mom make this list? Beware: spoilers ahead if you haven’t read all the books!

Top 7 Shadowhunters Moms

7. Maryse Lightwood 

Mother of Alec, Isabelle, and Max Lightwood and adoptive mother of Jace Herondale

“You can’t understand. You’ve never been a parent. You never love anything like you love your children.”

City of Ashes

6. Linette Herondale 

Mother of Will, Cecily, and Ella Herondale

[Will] stepped forward, and then his mother was embracing him, saying, “I knew you’d come back. I knew you would,” followed by a torrent of Welsh.

Clockwork Princess

5. Sophie (Collins) Lightwood

Mother of Barbara, Eugenia, and Thomas Lightwood

Sophie smiled at her daughter… “Girls have their moments,” she observed. “You should have seen Barbara and her sister, Eugenia, when they were children. Absolute horrors!”

Chain of Gold

4. Charlotte Fairchild

Mother of Charles and Matthew Fairchild 

“The Enclave is putting together a day patrol to search the area Basil Pounceby’s body was found. Your name came up, Matthew, but I took you off the list, explaining that you are not well,” Charlotte said.

Chain of Gold

3. Jocelyn (Fairchild) Fray 

Mother of Clary Fairchild and Sebastian Morgenstern 

“Mom!” she exclaimed, and then Jocelyn had flown at her and was hugging her. Clary smiled at Simon over her mother’s shoulder.

2. Cecily (Herondale) Lightwood

Mother of Anna, Christopher, and Alexander Lightwood

Cecily kissed Anna’s forehead. “My darling lovely one. I know it does not help to be told it, but someone else will come, and she will treat your heart as the precious gift it is.”

“Every Exquisite Thing,”Ghosts of the Shadow Market

1. Tessa Gray

Mother of James and Lucie Herondale, Wilhelmina Carstairs, and adoptive mother to Kit Herondale 

Will broke into a run. He caught hold of his daughter and swept her into his arms. Tessa ran to James, dropping down to kneel beside him and fuss over his bruises and cuts.

Chain of Gold

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