EWoT: Melindhra

Biographical information
Nationality Aiel
Date of death 999 NE
Current status Dead
Physical description
Gender Female
Height Tall
Hair color Long, golden
Eye color Pale blue
Chronological and political information
First appeared TFOH 3
Last appeared TFOH 51
Last mentioned TFOH 52
Affiliation The Shadow
Sept Jumai
SocietyFar Dareis Mai
Melindhra was an Aiel Maiden of the Spear from the Jumai sept and the Shaido clan. She was also a Darkfriend.


She was about thirty years old, and taller than Mat with short golden hair and pale blue eyes.


She showed interest in Mat starting in Rhuidean. He offered her a necklace.[1] They became romantically involved.

She wrote a letter to Hadnan Kadere trying to get in contact with him. Later, she tried to kill Mat in Cairhien when she found out that Rand al'Thor had asked Mat to lead his forces against Sammael in Illian and he killed her.[2] She was a Darkfriend who was in the employ of Sammael, proven by the knife with which she tried to kill Mat—a knife with a jade hilt and nine golden bees, the sign of Illian, Sammael's domain.

Note: It is unclear where Melindhra's orders come from other than being a Darkfriend. She actually attacks Mat when he mentions Caemlyn so it could be that she works for Rahvin and killing Mat with an Illianer knife was supposed to deflect Rand back to Illian or delay Rand while giving warning of Rand's plans.


  1. The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 3
  2. The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 51