|Laran||Ridenow Gift, telepathy|
|Siblings||Edric Ridenow (brother), Auster Ridenow (brother), Geremy Ridenow (brother), Lerrys Ridenow (brother)|
|Children||Unnamed stillborn son|
|Novels||Sharra's Exile, The World Wreckers (mentioned), Exile's Song (mentioned), The Shadow Matrix, Traitor's Sun (mentioned)|
Diotima Ridenow was the second wife to Lewis Alton . They met off planet while she was with her brothers and Lew was in the Senate. She was a loving, caring wife and stepmother to Lew and Marguerida Alton . Diotima became very sick and eventually died.
She possessed the Ridenow donas in full, which is empathy and telepathy with non telepaths.