Characters Ellen screen
Race Human
Relations Her mother
Keats (partner)
Scarecrow (guide)
Voice Actor Lisa Hogg

Ellen is one of two playable characters, the other being Keats.

Ellen is introduced to the Netherworld by a Half Life named Scarecrow. In the realms of the Netherworld, Ellen can wear several different costumes and cloaks and can acquire a unique set of folks to aid her.


Prior to the game, Ellen grew up in an orphanage because her parents died when she was still a young girl. However, she had recently received a letter from her mother, which came from Doolin. In hopes to find her mother, Ellen ventures to the village.


Characters Ellen concept
22-year-old Ellen arrives in the Village of Doolin. She encounters a woman who she thought was her mother on the Cliff of Sidhe. However, she, as well as Keats, realize that this woman has died before falling off of the cliff. Believing that it is her mother, Ellen goes down to the shore in search of her. It isn't too long before she passes out.

When she comes to, Ellen is upset that her mother wasn't to be found. However, a cackling voice beckons her to come to the pub, if she wanted to find her mother. Determined once more, she goes to the pub is surprised to see it open for business, serving spirits. After speaking with the residents of the pub, Ellen is informed that her guide awaits her outside the pub. There she meets the Scarecrow, whom instructs her to the Hedge, a place where Ellen will be able to enter the Netherworld using a cloak. -add more-


  • Ellen's full name is Ellen Reid.
  • Before she came to Doolin, Ellen lived at 48B St. John's Street in Dublin.


  • Ellen is of Greek origin, and the meaning of it is "sun ray" or "shining light". It is also a form of Helen.
  • Reid is a surname of Scottish and Irish origin, and is the 90th most common surname in the UK. It is derived from the Old English word "read", meaning "red".
Ellen reid
Folklore PlayStation 3 Trailer - Character Short Ellen01:22

Folklore PlayStation 3 Trailer - Character Short Ellen

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