EWoT: Janduin (father)

Janduin (father)
Biographical information
Nationality Aiel
Date of death 979 NE
Current status Dead
Physical description
Gender Male
Chronological and political information
First mentioned TSR 34
Last mentioned TGS 47
Occupation Clan chief
Sept Iron Mountain
For his grandson, who has the same name, see Janduin (son).

Janduin was a Taardad Aiel of the Iron Mountain sept. He was the clan chief of the Taardad and the father of Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn.


He was said to be the youngest clan chief in memory. He was a charismatic and gifted leader who not only ended a blood feud between his clan and another but was said to be close to ending the blood feud between the Shaarad and Goshien. He was chosen to lead the Reyn, Nakai, Taardad, and Shaarad to the Westlands to claim Laman's bloodprice in the Aiel War.[1]

During the Aiel War, it was discovered that the maiden Shaiel/Tigraine Mantear had become pregnant with his child. Maidens are forbidden by law to carry the spear while pregnant, but Janduin was deeply in love with her and unwilling to make her obey the law. In the Battle of the Shining Walls, she died giving birth to their son, Rand al'Thor. Janduin, believing both his lover and child were dead, could not forgive himself and forsaking his place as clan chief journeyed into the Blight to slay shadowspawn. It was said he encountered a man who looked like Tigraine, undoubtedly Luc Mantear/Slayer and refused to lift his spear when he was killed.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Shadow Rising, Chapter 34