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Atreides, Lady Jessica

Lady Jessica Atreides is the consort and love of Duke Leto Atreides, ruler of the House Atreides. She has been trained in the ways of the Bene Gesserit and does not know who were parents were. In fact, she is the daughter of Baron Harkonnen.

Jessica was instructed by the Bene Gesserit to bear only a daughter to Duke Leto, but because of her love for him, she instead bore him the son he desired.

She later becomes a Reverend Mother on Arrakis and bears Leto a daughter, Alia.

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