Public Domain Super Heroes

Real Name

Quelala & Gayelette

First Appearance

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)

Original Publisher

Reilly & Britton

Created by

L. Frank Baum & W.W. Denslow


Quelala was a man who lived in the Land of Oz and became the husband of the Princess Gayelette.

As a young man, Quelala was handsome and manly and wise beyond his years. He attracted the attention of Princess Gayelette.

Princess Gayelette was a good ruler, loved by her people, but was for a long time unable to find a mate equal to her beauty and wisdom. Upon meeting Quelala, she used her magic to make him strong and good and lovely. He became the best and wisest man in all the land and, so great was his manly beauty, that Gayelette began preparations for their marriage. They were engaged to be married, and Gayelette spent half her kingdom to create a beautiful Golden Cap as a wedding present for him.

A few days before the wedding, the mischievous Winged Monkeys, who lived nearby, played a prank on Quelala by tossing him into a river, ruining his rich costume of pink silk and purple velvet. Gayelette punished the Winged Monkeys by making them them slaves to the Golden Cap she had prepared as a wedding present for Quelala.

After the wedding, as the owner of the Golden Cap, Quelala commanded the Winged Monkeys to stay away from Gayelette. After that, nothing is known of Quelala, but it can be assumed that he and his wife lived happily ever after.

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