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Hara Minea of Lireo[1] was the fourth queen mother ("Ynang Reyna") of the Kingdom of Lireo, and the mother of the four Sang'gres destined to be the keepers of the four elemental gems of the world of Encantadia.

Appearance

Minea's formal clothes is colored gold with maroon lining. She wears her crown only on important occasions. Her sleeping cloth is gold with light blue lining.

Her battle armor is gold-and-blue, with a red cape.

Minea has donned a dark armor upon being brainwashed by Bathalumang Ether.[2]

Personality

Minea is a dutiful and disciplined person, a trait required in the Queens of Lireo, who were forbidden to marry. Though she loved the Sapiryan prince Raquim, she did not accompany him to the human world as she was bound to her duties as queen. However, Minea occasionally visited him and her daughter Amihan under the guise of a bird.

Though generally benevolent and compassionate, Minea could be pushed to the heights of violence, as when Adhara made her kill her own sister and when Hagorn attempted to kill her daughter. Otherwise, Minea always resorted to peaceful means to solve unfortunate situations.

History

Queen of Lireo

Minea was the elder daughter of Esmeralda, princess of Lireo and daughter of Demetria, Queen of Lireo. She had a younger sister, Amihan. At some point before Minea was born, Esmeralda left the royal court. The fact that Esmeralda had daughters was unknown in Lireo, so Adhara, Demetria's niece and Minea's cousin, thought that she would become queen.

In her younger days, Minea dated Prince Raquim of Sapiro, but was later betrothed to Prince Hagorn of Hathoria after which she conceived Pirena. With no other alternative, Minea opted to become the next queen of Lireo instead because the queen may never marry. This however, cost her the freedom to be with Raquim either. Despite being denied of marriage, Minea, through Raquim, conceived her second daughter, Amihan, named after the monarch's late sister.

When Cassiopea cleaved the Mother Gem, she gave Minea, in her capacity as Queen of Lireo, the Air Gem.

Minea unwittingly killed her sister, Amihan, due to the machinations of Adhara. For this, she took Adhara's breath through the Air Gem and banished her to the Balaak.

Conflict with Hathoria

War broke out as Hathoria began attacking the other kingdoms. Minea welcomed the fleeing Adamyans with open arms. She later sided with the kingdom of Sapiro during the war with Hathoria, which was a political decision calculated to halt the Hathor advance. She gave birth to a daughter, whom she named Amihan, after her sister, as King Arvak of Hathoria died. Pirena became jealous of Amihan, but Minea reassured her that she loved them both equally. When Pirena wonders who her father is, Minea refuses to name him, saying that he is already dead.

In Balaak, Arde promised Adhara that she would live again once Minea died.

Prince Raquim acquired the three gems during the course of the war, and entrusted them to Minea. He subsequently sojourned in the queen's court, since the demise of his cousin King Armeo, Armeo's wife, and the believed demise of their son and heir Prince Ybrahim.

With all four gems in her possession, Minea became the most powerful Encantada in Encantadia. She was the second person and Queen of Lireo to be so, after Cassiopea.

Key of Asnamon

Following the failed assassination attempt on her daughter Amihan, Minea confronts Hagorn. When Hagorn refused to promise not to hurt anybody anymore, she used the four gems to curse the Hathors and destroy the palace of Hathoria.

Per the goddess Ether, Hagorn's acquired enhanced powers, prompting [Cassiopea]] to telepathically tell Minea to take Amihan with her to the human world. Despite Raquim's begging, Minea remained in Encantadia as she could not leave her constituents. While it would have been easier to kill Hagorn, Minea refused to do so, since she hopes that he will be good again, for he had been a good man once.

Minea later bore two daughters, Alena and Danaya, by Enuo. Minea would send birds to watch over her Amihan, sometimes going to the human world herself in the guise of a bird. Through one of these trips, Gurna discovers where she keeps the key of Asnamon. When the key was lost, she suspects that the portal to the human world had been opened. She sends Aquil and Muros to help Raquim and Amihan. Through a dream, Minea warns her daughter of the danger. With their mission accomplished, Hagorn orders Gurna to return the key to Minea.

Return of Amihan

Minea welcomes Amihan back to Lireo and introduces her to her other daughters: Pirena, Alena and Danaya. Minea has to talk to Pirena again to make her accept Amihan.

When Minea overheard that Amihan wanted to be queen so she could avenge her father, she tells her that an Encantada's greatest power is her heart, not her sword. She extracts a promise from Amihan never to hold a sword. She changed her mind after the Hathors almost kidnapped her daughters, realizing that they must be able to defend themselves.

At some point she gave Pirena the sword Alab, a Hathor sword gifted to Minea at a time when the Hathors were still their allies.

The Contest for the Succession

Minea receives a sign that it is time for her to abdicate, so she prepares a contest that will determine the succession to the throne. Though she loves all her daughters equally, she thinks that Pirena's father, Hagorn, would be a malevolent influence if Pirena succeeds to the throne. She therefore expressed her wish that one of Amihan, Alena or Danaya be her successor. Pirena only heard the last part, and she was offended.

Minea in disguise

Minea's disguise during the contest

During the contest for the succession to the throne, she disguised herself as an unknown warrior whom the Sang'gres must contend with to get the key to Encantadia's power. She defeats Alena and Danaya, but refrains from hurting her daughters, which made Amihan wonder if they knew her. Amihan's suspicions were confirmed when she rescues her as she fell from the wall of the Palace of Lireo. When they returned, Pirena snatches the key in her necklace.

Before the court, Minea congratulates Pirena, but tells her that the key she had taken is not the key Imaw referred to. For the key to Encantadia's power are the elemental gems, and its keeper, currently the queen, herself. Since only Amihan was able to identify her, she declares Amihan victorious, and the new queen. Pirena disbelieves her, remembering what she had heard about Minea's preference for her sisters to be queen. She challenges her mother in a duel, which she is bound to accept. Knowing that she cannot harm her daughter, Minea abruptly declares their fight ended, but her daughters had to intervene to save her from Pirena's attack.

Queen Mother of Lireo

Aquil advised Minea to reveal Pirena's paternity. Minea thought that the truth would hurt Pirena, so she chooses to keep it. Minea prayed to Emre for Pirena's enlightenment.

After Pirena stole the Fire Gem, Minea decided to distribute the remaining gems amongst her daughters, to better secure them from falling into enemy hands. Danaya was given the Earth Gem, Alena got the Water Gem, and Amihan obtained the Air Gem and the crown of Lireo. She declares that Amihan will rule not only Lireo, but also Sapiro and Adamya. Whether she meant this in a de facto, titular or de jure capacity is unknown.

Before the war with the Hathors, brought about by Pirena's rebellion, Minea extracts a promise from Amihan that she will not hurt Pirena. During the battle, she speaks with Pirena telepathically, attempting to convince her to return to them. Pirena demanded the queenship, which Minea could not grant.

When Amihan returned from the war injured, Minea thought that it is time for her royal daughter to have an heir. She ordered priestesses to pray for Emre's help in finding a suitable father for the future heir of Lireo.

When Amihan awoke, she tells her mother that she was unworthy of the crown, given the injury she sustained. Minea tells her that it made her all the more worthy, for she acquired it through her bravery, in the course of keeping her promise to keep Pirena unharmed.

Minea was glad when Emre answered her prayer, and tells the curious Danaya that the queen will meet her mate in a dream.

Death

With her reign as queen ended, Minea was warned by Cassiopea that her death was imminent.

When word reached her that Alena is dating a lowlife thief, Minea betrothed her to Hitano, much to Alena's grief.

Minea writes a letter for Pirena. She orders Ades, her chief dama, to give it to Pirena in case something happens to her.

While visiting Amihan, who was about to give birth, Asval shoots her at the back, killing her. Amihan pursues Asval, but he escapes when she felt the pangs of childbirth. All Lireo grieve at the queen mother's death.

It is revealed that Asval hoped that Minea's death would break the Sang'gres' relationship, weakening them and making it easy for him to acquire the elemental gems.

With Minea's death, Arde revives Adhara.

Ades was about to deliver Minea's letter to Pirena when Gurna took the task for herself. Gurna did not deliver the letter, but she informs the Hathors that Minea had died. Hagorn disbelieved at first, cursing Gurna for it. Pirena wept for her mother.

Blue butterflies took Minea's body to Devas.

Devas and Resurrection

After many years, it was implied Minea and Raquim are together at Devas where they also welcomed Amihan upon her death. She tasked Ades to deliver a letter to Cassiopea but this did not happen.

Minea is being dragged by the Hadezars upon the orders of Keros and Ether. Ether not only resurrects Minea, but also Keros uses his power to change her allegiance. Thus, she uses her to fight against her daughters.

When the war is about to begin, Asval calls Minea and she reveals herself, much to the shock of Pirena, Alena and Danaya. Minea battles her three daughters. Alena quickly tells her that she is their mother but Minea keeps on attacking her daughters. As the three are about to use their gems, Minea uses ivictus to slash them on their back, until Imaw intervenes and he uses his Balintataw to show Minea her past before they retreat.

During the invasion of Lireo, Minea confronts Imaw in the armory. Imaw said she is a good Diwata, and a good mother to her daughters. Minea rejects it. Imaw said she will recognize them despite the spells, since a mother's love is the strongest magic. Minea attacks him with an energy blast, knocking him down.

The Sang'gres find Imaw knocked down. Minea admitted that it was her doing, because of the things he spoke about. Pirena said those were all true, and asked her why she keeps refusing to believe them. Minea said she was confused, because her heart is in conflict with her mind. Minea admits that she feels hurt whenever they get hurt. Minea looks at Danaya, Alena and Pirena, and remembers them when they were still children. They weep.

Hagorn appears beside Minea and asked her what kind of madness was happening. He orders her, as her leading Mashna, to kill them. Minea asked him first why she had to be the one to kill them. Hagorn said she had no right to ask him, but she reiterates her question, and asked if they were telling the truth. Hagorn said they were deceiving her. Minea said he had the gems, so he should be the one to kill them. Minea thinks that the Sang'gres were right. Hagorn takes out his gems, and said that if she did not obey, he would destroy her completely. Minea said he need not do it, because she will do it for him. Minea takes her essence out of her body, and tells him that she will not let them corrupt her. Minea said they cannot hide the truth that they were her daughters, and curses her enemies, but she gets weaker.

Minea is able to embrace her daughters for the final time before she transformed herself into an orb and planted as a tree. After the final war against Hagorn, Raquim visits the tree of Minea, which now watches over the kingdom of Lireo.

Abilities

Powers

  • Transformation: Minea visited Amihan in the human world as a beautiful bird.
  • Dreams: Minea warned Amihan of a possible danger through a dream.
  • Flight: Minea can fly; she saved Amihan as she fell in the air.
  • Telepathy: Minea spoke to Pirena during the war, across a vast distance.

Other skills

Minea is an expert in hand-to-hand combat, able to defeat all her four daughters in the contest for the succession to the throne.

Weaponry

Minea wields her sword called Laya.

Relatives

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lireo banner
Cassiopea
 
Lireo emblem
Sang'gre
 
 
Lireo banner
Ursula
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lireo banner
Demetria
 
Lireo emblem
Sang'gre
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lireo emblem
Esmeralda
 
Lireo emblem
Adhara
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sapiro emblemLireo banner
LilaSari
 
 
 
Hathoria banner
Hagorn
 
 
 
 
Sapiro emblem
Raquim
 
 
 
 
Lireo banner
Minea
 
 
 
Enuo
 
Lireo emblem
Amihan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amarro
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hathoria emblemSapiro emblem
Deshna
 
Gamil
 
Hathoria banner Lireo banner
Pirena
 
Azulan
 
Sapiro emblem Lireo banner
Amihan
 
Sapiro banner
Ybrahim
 
Lireo banner
Alena
 
Memfes
 
Lireo banner
Danaya
 
Aquil
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hathoria emblemLireo emblem
Mira
 
Hathoria emblemLireo emblem
Sang'gre
 
 
 
 
 
Sapiro emblemLireo emblem
Lira
 
Sapiro emblemLireo emblem
Kahlil
 
Lireo emblem
Adamus
 
 
 
 
 
Lireo emblem
Sang'gre
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sapiro emblemLireo emblem
Cassandra
 

Legend
Left-side symbol Paternal family Male
Right-side symbol Maternal family Female
Hathoria banner Monarch of Hathoria Hathoria emblem Hathoria royalty
Sapiro banner Monarch of Sapiro Sapiro emblem Sapiro royalty
Lireo banner Monarch of Lireo Lireo emblem Lireo royalty


Trivia

  • Janice Hung, who portrayed Minea's disguised form in the contest of the Sang'gres, later portrays Bathaluman Ether in combat form.
    • Janice Hung actually used her natural voice when playing Minea's disguised form.[3]
  • According to Noel Layon Flores, Minea would have worn her Devas armor and would have appeared to join with her fellow Ivtres to aid her daughters in the final war against Hagorn, but it did not come to pass. Instead, it is Raquim, whom Emre sent, participating in the final war against Hagorn.

Version differences

  • Minea was played by Dawn Zulueta in 2005-2006 series, and the young Minea was played by Nadine Samonte in the second book. Ynang Reyna was then portrayed by Giselle Toengi in 2004 Mulawin series.
  • Minea has no siblings in the original version. In this series, she has a sister named Sang'gre Amihan (I) of Lireo.
  • In the original series, Minea was raised as an Etherian (as Hera Minea of Andal) by Hara Avria of Etheria after Avria had secretly killed Minea's biological parents, who were the diwatas. In this version, she has no relation to Hara Avria.
  • Minea has no relation with Demetria and Esmeralda in the original series. In this version, Hara Demetria was Minea's grandmother and Esmeralda was Minea's mother.
  • In the original series, Minea had died as a response to the calling of Emre in Devas.
  • In the original series, Minea had met Lira and chose her to become a Luntaie or savior. Also, she had convinced her granddaughter to reunite her daughters. In this version, she had never met Lira personally.
  • Ynang Reyna's very first appearance before the original Encantadia series was in Mulawin 2004 series, in which she was the leader of Diwatas, however Ynang Reyna's real name had never revealed nor mentioned.

References

  1. Minea is a canon spelling, per Episode 15, Chapter 19 and Question of the Day Episode 59
  2. https://www.facebook.com/GMAEncantadia/videos/419786768391204/
  3. Episode 10

Kingdom of Lireo
Lireo emblem Queens Cassiopea | Ursula | Demetria
Minea | Amihan | Danaya | Alena
Lireo emblem
Acting rulers Pirena | LilaSari
Sang'gres Esmeralda | Adhara | Amihan
Lira | Mira | Kahlil | Adamus | Cassandra


Kingdom of Sapiro
Sapiro emblem Kings Jamir | Menno | Armeo | Ybrahim Sapiro emblem
Acting rulers Minea | Amihan | Pirena | Ybrahim | Pirena and Asval | Pirena vs Ybrahim | Ybrahim
Rehavs
& Diwanis
LilaSari | Raquim | Asval | Amihan
Lira | Kahlil | Deshna | Cassandra


Keepers of the Air Gem
Air Gem symbol Cassiopea | Minea | Amihan | Danaya | Amihan | Danaya | Cassiopea | Avria | Cassiopea | Ybrahim | Avria | Hagorn | Ariana | Ybrahim Air Gem symbol


Keepers of the Fire Gem
Fire Gem symbol Cassiopea | Arvak | Raquim | Minea | Pirena | Hagorn | Pirena | Amihan | Pirena | Hagorn | Pirena | Hagorn | Pirena | Cassiopea | Pirena Fire Gem symbol


Keepers of the Water Gem
Water Gem symbol Cassiopea | Imaw | Arvak | Raquim | Minea | Alena | Pirena | Hagorn | LilaSari | Amihan | Alena | Pirena | Alena | Cassiopea | Alena Water Gem symbol


Keepers of the Earth Gem
Earth Gem symbol Cassiopea | Armeo | Raquim | Minea | Danaya | Cassiopea | Danaya | Avria | Cassiopea | Danaya | Avria | Cassiopea | Danaya | Alena | Danaya Earth Gem symbol


Mashna
Lireo Amarro | Aquil | Muros | Hitano
Sapiro Asval | Alira Naswen | Mayca
Hathoria Amarro | Agane | Rexar | Asval | Minea
Etheria Andora | Amarro | LilaSari | Asval | Juvila | Odessa


List of characters in Encantadia (2016)
Bathala
Bathaluman
Emre | Cassiopea
Ether
Arde
Keros
Haliya
Devas
Encantadia
Balaak
Binyaan
Buwan
Diwata
Sang'gre
Cassiopea | LilaSari | Adhara | Minea | Amihan
Pirena | Amihan | Alena | Danaya
Mira | Lira | Kahlil | Deshna | Adamus
Cassandra
Amarro | Aquil | Muros | Hitano | Icarus | Gamil
Imaw | Ades | Gurna | Muyak | Mayca | Kaizan
Lireo
Sapiryan LilaSari | Armeo | Raquim | Asval
Ybrahim | Amihan | Lira | Kahlil | Deshna | Cassandra
Alira Naswen | Dagtum | Axilom | Mayca | Kaizan
Wantuk | Enuo | Alena | Danaya | Rael
Sapiro
Hathor Arvak | Hagorn
Pirena | Mira | Deshna
LilaSari | Azulan
Agane | Amarro | Gurna
Hathoria
Etherian
Heran
Avria | Andora | Juvila | Odessa
Minea | LilaSari | Amarro | Asval | Hagorn
Evades
Etheria
Adamyan
Gunikar
Imaw | Banak and Nakba
Memfes
Adamus
Adamya
Mandirigma
Barbaro
Punjabwe
Nymfa
Mulawin
Tao
Kambal-Diwa
 ?
Apitong | Ybarro | Wantuk | Pako
Vish'ka | Wahid
Manik | Azulan | Ariana
Helgad | Luna | Gilas
Lakan | Pagaspas
Amanda | Dado | Berto | Mila | Anthony | Dina | Paopao
Agua
Cassiopea's sister
Adjantao
Ascano
Punjabwe
Lupain ng Nymfas
Avalon
Mundo ng Tao
Brilyante
Ice Kingdom
See also
List of minor characters | End credits
Age estimates | List of deaths | List of resurrections


Categories
Characters | Episodes | Groups | Locations | Gems
Weapons | Objects | Languages | Powers | Culture | Positions

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