1) In Terah Edun's Courtlight
series, Mina is a young woman at court.
2.) In Nore Yamakazi's series The Ancient Magus' Bride
is a frail young woman living some centuries before Chise. She is married to a devoted husband, Matthew
, who worries over her health. An alchemist comes to the village, and tells Matthew that cats really do have nine lives, and that by killing numerous cats, he can make a potion that will give Mina good health. He is not named at this time, but it is Cartaphilus
. Mina is forced to drink the potion, but it destroys her. Matthew loses his mind, and is killed by the King of the Cats. The two become a blight of evil, which the King seals at the cost of his life. In Chise's
time, the seal is giving way. She is able to enter it, and Mina begs her to erase them and free them into the cycle of life and death, which she does.The Ancient Magus Bride Wiki : List of Characters