Liddell receives exceptional respect, even from the gods themselves. She earned her powers and role through the unsurpassed affection she holds for all, and she defends fellow seraphs whenever they are admonished by the gods. Though angels must be obedient to their divine masters, they can rely on Liddell to provide unconditional love and reprieve.
Liddell is an Anglo-Saxon surname, Scottish and northern English, which is also found in forms such as Liddall, Liddel, Liddell, Liddle, Lidell, and Lydall. The meaning is "from the Hlyde valley; from the loud valley". The surname originated as a nickname for someone living in various places named Liddel in Cumberland and the Scottish Borders. Derived from the Old English river name Hlyde meaning "loud" and Old English doel "valley". Also can be a masculine name.
The word "matron" came into English in the 14th century with meaning "married woman" (usually one of rank) via French matrone "married woman; elderly lady; patroness; midwife". Derived directly from Latin matrona "married woman, wife, matron", with the root mater "mother". Nowadays it means: a married woman or a widow, especially a mother of dignity, mature age, and established social position; or a woman who acts as a supervisor or monitor in a public institution, such as a school, hospital, or prison.