Taringail Damodred was the nephew of Laman Damodred and half-brother of Moiraine Damodred. It is implied, though not confirmed, that he was the son of Dalresin Damodred. His sign was a golden double-bitted battleaxe.
He married Tigraine Mantear, then the Daughter-Heir of Andor, and sired a son, Galadedrid. When Laman died during the Aiel War, Taringail was denied the throne of Cairhien because he was married to the Queen of Andor.
After Tigraine's disappearance and Tigraine's mother Queen Mordrellen's death, he married Morgase Trakand and fathered Gawyn and Elayne. In 984 NE Taringail died in a "hunting accident" supposedly orchestrated by Thomdril Merrilin after Thom discovered Taringail intended to murder Morgase and see himself as the first king of Andor.