EWoT: Tigraine Mantear

Tigraine Mantear
Biographical information
Nationality Andoran
Date of death 978 NE
Current status Dead
Physical description
Gender Female
Hair color Golden
Chronological and political information
First mentioned TEOTW 34
Last mentioned COT 11
Title Lady
Rank Daughter-heir
Sept Chumai
SocietyFar Dareis Mai

Tigraine Mantear (pronounced: tee-GRAIN) was the Daughter-Heir of Andor. Her brother was Luc Mantear and her mother was Queen Mordrellen Mantear. She was the biological mother of the Dragon Reborn, Rand al'Thor, as well as Galadedrid Damodred. Her personal sigil was a woman's hand gripping a thorny rose stem with a white blossom.

History Edit

She studied in the White Tower from 966-967 NE and was awarded the Great Serpent ring as the Daughter-Heir even though she had no ability to channel, as is tradition between Andor and the White Tower.

After returning to Caemlyn, she married Taringail Damodred, whom she never loved, to help relations between Andor and Cairhien. Together they had a son, Galad. She was told by the Aes Sedai Gitara Moroso to become a Maiden of the Spear or the world would suffer.[1] Tigraine vanished mysteriously from Caemlyn in 972 NE, never to be heard from again, causing the third Succession War. She traveled into the Aiel Waste, where she had become a Far Dareis Mai within a year, taking on the name of Shaiel, meaning "woman who is dedicated". 

As she was adopted into the Chumai Sept of the Taardad Aiel she fell in love with the clan chief, Janduin. Together they traveled with the Taardad over the Dragonwall to execute King Laman Damodred, the Oathbreaker, for his crime against the Tree. In the third year of the Aiel War, she became pregnant by Janduin. She should have been sent home, but was not,[1] and had her child on the side of Dragonmount on the third day of the Battle of the Shining Walls, the last day of Nesan, 978 NE and died moments later. This was a child of prophecy, Rand al'Thor.


Tigraine is a reference in both name and role to Igraine, a character out of Arthurian legend. Igraine was the mother of King Arthur by a man other than her husband, similar to how Tigraine bears Rand al'Thor.


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Shadow Rising, Chapter 34