Pronunciation: ah-vee-EHN-dah

A Maiden of the Spear who is becoming a Wise One. She is of the Nine Valleys sept of the Taardad Aiel. She can channel strongly and has Talents of Unweaving and Reading Residues.

Physical Description#

She is tall and lovely with blue-green eyes. Her reddish hair is short with a tail in the back. (TDR,Ch38) Her hair is now just short of her shoulders. (TFoH,Ch4) She is about 5'8" or 5'9".

Aviendha - by Gyles Fohl

Points of View#

See Aviendha's chapter points of view.

Chronology (Possible Spoilers)#


The Hunt for He Who Comes With the Dawn#


Aiel Waste#


Field of Merrilor#

  • Aviendha returns to the Field of Merrilor and reports to Amys, Bair, Kymer, Melaine and Sorilea. They agree that someone else should try the glass columns a second time and Aviendha makes a gateway for Bair to Rhuidean. (AMoL,Prologue)
  • Aviendha sneaks into the Andoran camp and meets with Elayne. She plans to go to Rand later but wants to talk with Min first. She will stay at the Field of Merrilor with the other Wise Ones when Elayne returns to Caemlyn. (AMoL,Ch2)
  • Rand opens the tent flap to find Aviendha and the Maidens nearby begin shouting insults. She says that she, Min and Elayne are all now first-sisters. He says he does not want them to experience his pain but Aviendha says they demand it. She is now a Wise One. Rand wanted to get some sleep tonight but it looks like that will not happen. He takes her into the tent as the Maidens shout louder. (AMoL,Ch3)
  • Rand turns around to find Aviendha standing naked in the tent. He takes the nearby barrel of water and turns it into a warm, soapy shower for them both and then rinses them both off. She tells him that she will ask a boon of him today. (AMoL,Ch5)
  • Aviendha requests her boon, which is to include the Aiel in the Dragon's Peace. (AMoL,Ch6)

Other References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In The Dragon Reborn
    1. TDR,Ch38 - Aviendha is a Maiden of the Spear of the Nine Valleys sept of the Taardad Aiel. Egwene senses an affinity to her which means that she can channel.
  2. In The Shadow Rising
    1. TSR,Ch21 - Moiraine wishes that Egwene had gone with Elayne and Nynaeve, but she thinks Aviendha will take care of her in the Aiel Waste.
    2. TSR,Ch24 - Rand and Mat see Aviendha streaking to Rhuidean.
    3. TSR,Ch46 - In Tel'aran'rhiod, Egwene tells Elayne that Aviendha is looking after Rand.
  3. In The Fires of Heaven
    1. TFoH,Ch4 - Rand falls asleep and dreams of Elayne, Min and Aviendha.
    2. TFoH,Ch9 - Elayne is relieved that Aviendha is keeping an eye on Rand.
    3. TFoH,Ch21 - Rand dreams of Aviendha, Elayne and Min.
    4. TFoH,Ch29 - Isendre tells Kadere that Aviendha is sleeping with Rand.
    5. TFoH,Ch32 - Aviendha knows almost nothing about Healing, but Egwene taught her how to handle multiples weaves.
    6. TFoH,Ch49 - Egwene reports to Elayne and Nynaeve that Aviendha is with Rand nearly all the time.
    7. TFoH,Ch50 - Elayne and Min wonder who the third woman for Rand is. They are glad that Aviendha is with him!
  4. In Lord of Chaos
    1. LoC,Ch4 - Somara and Enaila offer Rand advice on Aviendha.
    2. LoC,Ch10 - Rand is confused by his feelings for Aviendha, Elayne and Min.
    3. LoC,Ch15 - Egwene dreams - Elayne and Min and Aviendha sitting in a silent circle around Rand, each in turn reaching out to lay a hand on him.
    4. LoC,Ch18 - Niella is angry with Aviendha about something and will not talk about it.
    5. LoC,Ch28 - Rand has bad dreams about running and finally realizes that he is running away from Elayne and Aviendha.
    6. LoC,Ch33 - After the Wise Ones finish whipping her for lying, Egwene ruefully realizes that she still has unfulfilled toh to Aviendha, Melaine and Rhuarc.
    7. LoC,Ch39 - After meeting with Mat, Elayne goes to find Aviendha.
    8. LoC,Ch41 - Rand foolishly discusses his feelings for Elayne and Aviendha with Min.
  5. In A Crown of Swords
    1. ACoS,Prologue - Alviarin reports to Elaida that a Gray agent has seen her with Elayne and Nynaeve in Ebou Dar (but does not know who she is). Elaida orders her kidnapped.
    2. ACoS,Ch7 - Rand worries about her and Elayne. He sneaks into Caemlyn because he does not want to run into them unannounced if they happen to have returned. He still thinks Mat is bringing them back and has no idea they are in Ebou Dar.
    3. ACoS,Ch13 - Amys has told Aviendha she has too much pride.
    4. ACoS,Ch14 - Mat worries that if Olver gets hurt he will catch it from Mistress Anan, Elayne, Nynaeve, Birgitte and Aviendha.
    5. ACoS,Ch17 - Teslyn wants to take Elayne, Nynaeve, Mat, and Aviendha to Elaida.
    6. ACoS,Ch19 - Min is still confused about her feelings about sharing Rand with Elayne and Aviendha.
    7. ACoS,Ch21 - Aviendha still wears her necklace, but not the ivory bracelet. She will not until Elayne has one, too.
    8. ACoS,Ch33 - Rand wants to send Min away like he sent Elayne and Aviendha. Min tells Rand that if Bael, Mandelain and Rhuarc can have two wives then she can deal with Aviendha and Elayne.
    9. ACoS,Ch37 - Mat's main driving force is to bring Egwene, Elayne, Nynaeve and Aviendha to Rand in Caemlyn.
    10. ACoS,Ch41 - Rand has nightmares about Elayne, Aviendha and Min all glaring at him.
  6. In The Path of Daggers
    1. TPoD,Prologue - Aviendha is almost twenty, putting the year of her birth as 980 NE.
    2. TPoD,Ch2 - Aviendha has the Talents of Unweaving and Reading Residues.
  7. In Winters Heart
    1. WH,Ch7 - Elayne can sense that Aviendha is in Caemlyn.
    2. WH,Ch12 - Min has a viewing of Aviendha - Aviendha would have Rand's babies, too. Four of them at once! Something was odd about that, though. The babies would be healthy, but still something odd.
    3. WH,Ch22 - Rand can still feel Aviendha, Elayne and Alanna in his head, but not as strongly as Min.
    4. WH,Ch26 - Elayne does not tell Egwene about she, Aviendha and Min bonding Rand.
  8. In Crossroads of Twilight
    1. CoT,Ch10 - From her trip through the three rings, Aviendha remembers major points of her future like falling in love with Rand and that she would have sister-wives.
    2. CoT,Ch11 - Careane dislikes Aviendha because she is a wilder.
    3. CoT,Ch24 - Sensing them in Caemlyn, Rand wonders how he can keep Elayne and Aviendha safe.
  9. In Knife of Dreams
    1. KoD,Ch18 - With Min, Elayne and Aviendha bonded to him Rand wonders how he can keep them safe.
    2. KoD,Ch21 - Rand is not as sharply aware of Alanna since Min, Elayne and Aviendha bonded him.
    3. KoD,Ch24 - Egwene recalls how Aviendha taught her to embrace pain.
    4. KoD,Ch27 - When Rand Travels to Altara, Elayne feels faint a hundred and fifty leagues east in Caemlyn. Aviendha in Arad Doman feels even fainter.
  10. In The Gathering Storm
    1. TGS,Ch1 - Rand can sense Aviendha coming closer. She has been scouting with Rhuarc.
    2. TGS,Ch29 - Rand can sense Aviendha far to the east and wonders what she is doing in the Aiel Waste.
  11. In Towers of Midnight
    1. ToM,Ch14 - Egwene learned that Elayne is pregnant from Aviendha.
    2. ToM,Ch15 - Rand tells Nynaeve that he wants her in the circle using Callandor at the Last Battle, perhaps with Elayne or Aviendha.
    3. ToM,Ch51 - Rand tells Min that he is better than Lews Therin because of those close to him including Aviendha.
  12. In A Memory of Light
    1. AMoL,Ch1 - At the Field of Merrilor, Rand is surprised when he feels that Aviendha is nearby.