"Time is a wheel with seven spokes, each spoke an Age. As the Wheel turns, the Ages come and go, each leaving memories that fade to legend, then to myth, and are forgotten by the time that Age comes again. The Pattern of an Age is slightly different each time an Age comes, and each time it is subject to greater change." ([The Eye of the World], Glossary)

! Ages

A spoke in the Wheel of Time.

! Pattern of an Age

"The Wheel of Time weaves the threads of human lives into the Pattern of an Age, often called simply the Pattern, which forms the substance of reality for that Age." ([The Eye of the World], Glossary)

[Moiraine] says that the [Creator] is good, the [Dark One|ShaiTan] is evil, but the Pattern is neither. ([TDR,Ch33])

! Viewings (Possible Spoilers)
[Min|Min Farshaw]'s [viewings] read a part of the Pattern, but if the Pattern itself is destroyed by the [Dark One|ShaiTan] then her [viewings] are moot. ([TGS,Ch44])

! Web of Destiny

A great change in the Pattern of an Age, centered around one or more people who are %%ot ta'veren%%. In the [Old Tongue], it is called "Ta'maral'ailen."

Pronunciation: tah-MAHR-alh-EYE-lehn [{LinkedImagePlugin image-src='Pronunciation/soundbut.gif' href='Pronunciation/tamaralailen.wav]' }] 

! %%ot Ta'veren%%

Pronunciation: tah-VEER-ehn [{LinkedImagePlugin image-src='Pronunciation/soundbut.gif' href='Pronunciation/taveren.wav'}]

"A person around whom the Wheel of Time weaves all surrounding life-threads, perhaps ALL life-threads, to form a Web of Destiny." ([The Eye of the World], Glossary)

! Known %%ot Ta'veren%% (Possible Spoilers):

* [Artur Hawkwing]
* [Mabriam en Shereed]
* [Mat Cauthon|Mat]
* [Perrin Aybara|Perrin]
* [Rand al'Thor|Rand]

! References (Possible Spoilers)

# In the [Guide]
## [Glimmers Q&A|Guide#3] - One becomes %%ot ta'veren%% according to the needs of the Wheel. No one is born %%ot ta'veren%%. [Rand], [Mat] and [Perrin] became %%ot ta'veren%% just before [Moiraine] appeared.
# In [The Great Hunt]
## [TGH,Ch22] - [Lan] believes he helped [Rand] in [Fal Dara] because of his %%ot ta'veren%% effect.
## [TGH,Ch36] - [Alar], the Eldest Elder of [Stedding Tsofu], can sense %%ot ta'veren%%.
# In [The Dragon Reborn]
## [TDR,Ch8] - [Rand] causes chaos in the village of [Jarra (Sept)] setting off a string of marriages and a revolt among the [Children of the Light].
## [TDR,Ch25] - [Anaiya] tells [Egwene] that [dreams|TelAranRhiod] about %%ot ta'veren%% are almost always significant. The stronger the %%ot ta'veren%% the surer the significance.
## [TDR,Ch33] - [Moiraine] easily tracks [Rand] through a string of villages because of the %%ot ta'veren%% upsets that he causes.
# In [The Shadow Rising]
## [TSR,Ch3] - The weakening of the [Dark One|ShaiTan]'s prison allows bubbles of evil to escape. They are attracted to %%ot ta'veren%%.
## [TSR,Ch4] - [Mat] and [Perrin] both want to leave [ Tear|Tear (City)] but cannot because of [Rand]'s %%ot ta'veren%% pull.
## [TSR,Ch13] - [Mat] wants to go to the [Two Rivers] with [Perrin] but [Rand]'s %%ot ta'veren%% pull prevents him from leaving.
## [TSR,Ch15] - [Moiraine] tells [Mat] and [Rand] that two %%ot ta'veren%% in the [twisted red doorway|Twisted Red Doorway] at the same time could strain it so much that the connection is broken and they are trapped.
## [TSR,Ch18] - [Perrin] can feel [Rand] pulling at him as he leaves [Tear|Tear (City)].
## [TSR,Ch28] - In the [wolf dream|TelAranRhiod], [Birgitte] approaches [Perrin] and talks to him because he is %%ot ta'veren%%.
## [TSR,Ch31] - [Verin] and [Alanna|Alanna Mosvani] claim to be in the [Two Rivers] searching for more talent because the area already produced three [channelers|True Source] and three %%ot ta'veren%%.
## [TSR,Ch33] - [Verin] cites [Perrin]'s sudden leadership as %%ot ta'veren%% in action.
# In [The Fires of Heaven]
## [TFoH,Ch3] - [Mabriam en Shereed] was %%ot ta'veren%%.
## [TFoH,Ch30] - [Rand]'s %%ot ta'veren%% effect causes [Bael] and [Jheran] to mend the four hundred year old blood feud between [Shaarad] and [Goshien]. It causes and constant stream of smaller events as well.
# In [Lord of Chaos]
## [LoC,Prologue] - [Rand]'s %%ot ta'veren%% forces [Perrin] to leave the [Two Rivers] and come to him.
## [LoC,Ch18] - [Rand] tries to use his %%ot ta'veren%% effect on [Egwene] to make her tell him where the rebel [Aes Sedai] are. It almost works.
## [LoC,Ch27] - [Rand]'s %%ot ta'veren%% effect causes [Galina Casban] to reveal that she knows [Alviarin Freidhen].
## [LoC,Ch30] - [Logain Ablar] has the [Talent|Weaves] of seeing %%ot ta'veren%%.
## [LoC,Ch38] - [Nicola Treehill] sees a glow around [Mat] indicating that she has the [Talent|Weaves] of seeing %%ot ta'veren%%.
# In [A Crown of Swords]
## [ACoS,Ch4] - [Loial] says he wants to marry [Erith]. He then looks shocked and accuses [Perrin] of doing a %%ot ta'veren%% job on him.
## [ACoS,Ch13] - [Elayne] and [Nynaeve] agree to ask [Mat] for help in finding the [Bowl of the Winds] because he is %%ot ta'veren%%.
## [ACoS,Ch34] - [Rand]'s %%ot ta'veren%% effect causes the [Sea Folk] [Wavemistress|Sea Folk] to divulge much more information than she should.
## [ACoS,Ch35] - [Rand]'s %%ot ta'veren%% effect causes [Min] and he to arrive at the rebel camp just where [Caraline Damodred] and [Darlin Sisnera] are riding. It then causes both of them to talk freely to [Rand].
## [ACoS,Ch39] - [Mat]'s %%ot ta'veren%% effect causes the [Sea Folk] [Windfinders] to agree to go with [Elayne] and [Nynaeve] wherever they choose.
# In [Crossroads of Twilight]
## [CoT,Ch23] - [Verin] and [Cadsuane] get along well despite being on opposite sides of the [White Tower] rebellion. [Cadsuane] wonders if this is due to [Rand] and his %%ot ta'veren%% effect. None of her %%ot [ter'angreal|Angreal]%% hair ornaments detects %%ot ta'veren%%.
## [CoT,Ch29] - [Mat] begins to accept that his %%ot ta'veren%% nature and the Pattern will do with him what they want.
# In [Knife of Dreams]
## [KoD,Ch3] - %%ot Ta'veren%% can be tracked and located by their effect on the Pattern. [Ishamael] and [Lanfear] were good at it, but it is more difficult for the other [Forsaken], especially now that the Pattern is in flux.
## [KoD,Ch21] - [Rand]'s ''ta'veren'' effect causes improbable happenings when he visits [Tear|Tear (Country)].
## [KoD,Ch21] - [Thom] tells [Tuon] that [Talmanes Delovinde] found them because [Mat] is %%ot ta'veren%% but she thinks it is a myth.
# In [The Gathering Storm]
## [TGS,Ch29] - As he rides into [Bandar Eban], [Rand]'s %%ot ta'veren%% effect now causes only bad events.
## [TGS,Ch35] - [Rand]'s %%ot ta'veren%% effect is not strong enough to overcome [Tuon]'s strength of will. 
## [TGS,Ch36] - [Mat]'s '%%ot ta'veren%% pull is so strong that it drags [Verin] off her planned trip to [Tar Valon] and leaves her in the village of [Trustair].
# In [Towers of Midnight]
## [ToM,Ch3] - [Rand]'s %%ot ta'veren%% nature has become so strong that the [Aes Sedai] with [Egwene] cannot even speak.
## [ToM,Ch7] - [Perrin] thinks his %%ot ta'veren%% nature has drawn him and the [Children of the Light] together.
## [ToM,Ch47] - When [Elayne] begins dickering with [Perrin] and [Faile], [Morgase] warns her how strongly %%ot ta'veren%% he is.