Maria (マリア, Maria) is a minor character from Valkyrie Profile. She is one of the servants in Belenus' household and is responsible for introducing Asaka into the family, as she notices her at one of the Lassen slave auctions. Taking pity on her, she purchases her. Despite his objections, Belenus' father allows Maria to keep the child, on the condition that she raises her herself.
By the time of Belenus' death, Maria has already been dead for an unspecified amount of time, although whether it was from natural causes or because of the vampire that Belenus' wife summoned is unknown.
Maria is a latinized version of the name Mary, probably to suggest a motherly quality, by association with the biblical Mary , since she was the closest thing to an adoptive mother Asaka had.