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The Wheel of Time

"Time is a wheel with seven spokes, each spoke an Age. As the Wheel turns, the Ages come and go, each leaving memories that fade to legend, then to myth, and are forgotten by the time that Age comes again. The Pattern of an Age is slightly different each time an Age comes, and each time it is subject to greater change." (TEotW,Glossary)


A spoke in the Wheel of Time.

Pattern of an Age

"The Wheel of Time weaves the threads of human lives into the Pattern of an Age, often called simply the Pattern, which forms the substance of reality for that Age." (TEotW,Glossary)

Moiraine says that the Creator is good, the Dark One is evil, but the Pattern is neither. (TDR,Ch33)

Min�s viewings read a part of the Pattern, but if the Pattern itself is destroyed by the Dark One then her viewings are moot. (TGS,Ch44)

Web of Destiny

A great change in the Pattern of an Age, centered around one or more people who are ta'veren. In the Old Tongue, it is called "Ta'maral'ailen."

Pronunciation: tah-MAHR-alh-EYE-lehn


Pronunciation: tah-VEER-ehn

"A person around whom the Wheel of Time weaves all surrounding life-threads, perhaps ALL life-threads, to form a Web of Destiny." (TEotW,Glossary)

Known Ta'veren:


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