—Shienaran warrior's blessing
—Egwene al'Vere and Lan Mandragoran
Shienar (pronounced: shy-NAHR) is one of the nations in the Borderlands, lying in the far northeast of the Westlands. The sign of Shienar is a swooping black hawk. By tradition, the sigil of the reigning ruler is also a sign of Shienar. Shienaran men normally shave their faces and wear their hair in a topknot.
The nation of Shienar was formed early in the War of the Hundred Years. The governors of Hawkwing's five northern provinces met and agreed to form stable nations to preserve the peace and defend against the Blight. Merean Tihomar was the first Queen of Shienar.
- Shinar is an area mentioned several times in the Bible, meaning "two rivers" , possibly a reference to the two rivers, referring to areas of Mesopotamia. In addition, another kingdom mentioned in Genesis 14:1 is Elasar, possibly transformed into Easar. The king of Shinar was Amrafel, possibly an inspiration in the naming of Arafel.
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