EWoT: Cowinde

Biographical information
Nationality Aiel
Current status Alive
Physical description
Gender Female
Eye color Blue, deep
Chronological and political information
First appeared TFOH 5
Last appeared LOC 33
Affiliation Melaine
Occupation Gai'shain
ClanUnknown clan
Sept Unknown sept
SocietyFar Dareis Mai

Cowinde is an Aiel gai'shain held by Melaine.[1] Before being taken gai'shain, she was a Far Dareis Mai. She is past her year and a day in the white of gai'shain, but refuses to resume her rightful place in Aiel society.


Cowinde has deep blue eyes.[1]


Cowinde was the gai'shain often sent by Melaine and the Wise Ones to fetch Egwene al'Vere when she was an apprentice to the Aiel women.[1][2] Cowinde once served Egwene supper, but found her asleep and alerted the Wise Ones.[3] In an effort to shame Cowinde into putting off the white, Melaine sends her to do useless work, much the same as a da'tsang.[4] Cowinde, along with Doilan and Rodera, serve breakfast in Amys' tent to the Wise Ones.[5] Before Egwene departs for Salidar, she gives Cowinde a note to take to Gawyn Trakand at The Long Man, an inn in Cairhien.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 5
  2. The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 7
  3. The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 24
  4. Lord of Chaos, Chapter 15
  5. Lord of Chaos, Chapter 25
  6. Lord of Chaos, Chapter 33