Pronunciation: LOOZ THEH-rihn TEHL-ah-mon

aka: Lord of the Morning, Kinslayer, Dragon, Prince of the Dawn

Leader of the Aes Sedai in the Age of Legends before and during the Shadow War. Lews Therin was married to Ilyena Sunhair (TEotW,Prologue). During the War of the Shadow, he was known as the Dragon. In the madness which overtook all male Aes Sedai, he killed every living person who carried any of his blood, as well as everyone he loved, thus earning the name Kinslayer (The Eye of the World,Glossary).

Possible Spoilers#

He reappears as a voice in Rand's head. While it is not clear if the voice is real or part of Rand's growing madness, it is treated as a real character.

Physical Description#

He is tall with dark eyes, and brown hair turning white. His face is lined with worry. He wears gray, scarlet, and gold with the old Aes Sedai symbol on his cloak. (TEotW,Prologue)

Chronology (Possible Spoilers)#

Other References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In The Eye of the World
    1. TEotW,Earlier - At the annual sheep shearing, Tam al'Thor tells some boys the story of the Shadow War and Lews Therin Telamon.
    2. TEotW,Ch14 - Ba'alzamon claims to Rand that he told Lews Therin to kill his family as well as giving him back his sanity.
    3. TEotW,Ch50 - Aginor was close behind Ishamael and Lews Therin in strength.
    4. TEotW,Ch51 - Aginor brags that he faced Lews Therin in the Hall of the Servants.
    5. TEotW,Ch52 - Aginor was close behind Ishamael and Lews Therin in strength.
  2. In The Great Hunt
    1. TGH,Ch7 - On hearing the Dark Prophecy, Moiraine recalls that Lanfear and Lews Therin were lovers before he met Ilyena.
    2. TGH,Ch15 - Ba'alzamon calls Rand Lews Therin and muses that he always finds odd followers.
    3. TGH,Ch22 - Moiraine asks Vandene Namelle about Lanfear. She replies that she only knows that she was linked to Lews Therin.
    4. TGH,Ch37 - As Rand experiences the Portal Stone visions he hears over and over, "I have won again, Lews Therin."
    5. TGH,Ch47 - Artur Hawkwing calls Rand Lews Therin.
    6. TGH,Ch48 - Lanfear tells Min that Rand is Lews Therin.
  3. In The Dragon Reborn
    1. TDR,Ch36 - Lanfear tells Ba'alzamon that Lews Therin was hers before Ilyena and he will be again.
    2. TDR,Ch50 - Jalanda son of Aried son of Coiam wrote that Be'lal was called "The Envious" because of his envy of Lews Therin.
    3. TDR,Ch55 - Be'lal says Lews Therin always put his heart ahead of power. He will give Rand a chance because he and Lews Therin were once allies.
    4. TDR,Ch56 - Lanfear leaves a note for Moiraine saying Lews Therin was mine and will always be mine.
  4. In The Shadow Rising
    1. TSR,Ch9 - Recalling that Lews Therin was the Dragon, Rand wonders if the strange beast on the Dragon Banner is a dragon.
    2. TSR,Ch10 - Moiraine tells Rand that Lanfear loved Lews Therin so she will probably continue to try to win him to her side.
    3. TSR,Ch58 - Lanfear continues to call Rand Lews Therin.
  5. In The Fires of Heaven
    1. TFoH,Ch2 - Rand has a clear memory of Ilyena and the Can Breat.
    2. TFoH,Ch22 - Rand has a memory from Lews Therin of battling Sammael at Serendahar.
    3. TFoH,Ch25 - As Birgitte, Birgitte foiled Moghedien's plan to bring down Lews Therin.
    4. TFoH,Ch30 - From Lews Therin's memories, Rand knows that Asmodean and Semirhage were both poor at controlling weather.
    5. TFoH,Ch32 - Asmodean is astounded when Rand blocks Aviendha's gateway open. Only Demandred, Semirhage and Lews Therin had that ability.
    6. TFoH,Ch42 - Rand has memories of planning great battles from Lews Therin.
    7. TFoH,Ch44 - Rand has trouble distinguishing his own thoughts from Lews Therin's.
    8. TFoH,Ch52 - From Lews Therin's memories Rand knows there is a way he can defeat Lanfear, but he cannot bring himself to do it.
    9. TFoH,Ch55 - In Tel'aran'rhiod, Rahvin tries to turn Rand into Lews Therin.
  6. In Lord of Chaos
    1. LoC,Prologue - The Forsaken argue over whether or not Rand really is Lews Therin.
    2. LoC,Ch6 - Graendal uses Lews Therin's name to goad Sammael.
    3. LoC,Ch18 - Rand never feels alone because of the presence of Alanna Mosvani and Lews Therin whispering to him.
    4. LoC,Ch28 - Rand is in a foul mood because he now knows that Lews Therin is real.
  7. In A Crown of Swords
    1. ACoS,Ch2 - Perrin notices Rand staring off and muttering to himself indicating conversations with Lews Therin.
    2. ACoS,Ch6 - Rand continues to have frequent blank periods indicating conversations with Lews Therin.
    3. ACoS,Ch7 - From Lews Therin Rand knows that Sammael was at his best defending.
    4. ACoS,Ch33 - Rand interprets Min's viewing of him and someone else merging, one lives and one dies, to mean that Lews Therin is, indeed, real. This cheers him as he thinks it is less likely that he is mad.
    5. ACoS,Ch36 - Rand tells Cadsuane that Lews Therin is real.
    6. ACoS,Ch41 - From Lews Therin Rand knows that Sammael will return to Illian. He has never given up anything of his without a fight.
  8. In The Path of Daggers
    1. TPoD,Ch27 - Min notes some unusual mannerisms from Rand, Lews Therin's.
  9. In Winter's Heart
    1. WH,Ch22 - Rand realizes that he is now good at drawing, a gift from Lews Therin.
    2. WH,Ch25 - Rand plays a tune on the flute, another gift from Lews Therin.
    3. WH,Ch35 - Cyndane really wants to kill Lews Therin for spurning her.
  10. In Crossroads of Twilight
    1. CoT,Ch24 - Rand wonders about the Creator and his plan, which is more typical of Lews Therin.
  11. In Knife of Dreams
    1. KoD,Ch20 - Rand is afraid to channel for fear that Lews Therin will take over again.
    2. KoD,Ch27 - Semirhage tells everyone about Lews Therin being in Rand's head and that it will lead to abrupt madness.
  12. In The Gathering Storm
    1. TGS,Ch1 - When Rand hears Lews Therin he wonders about what Semirhage said.
    2. TGS,Ch5 - Rand thinks Lews Therin will be able to help him figure out how to reseal the Bore.
    3. TGS,Ch15 - When Rand meets Moridin in a dream, Lews Therin is absent.
    4. TGS,Ch15 - Min thinks her viewing of two men merging into one proves that Lews Therin is real.
    5. TGS,Ch31 - Rand looks forward to dying as much as Lews Therin does.
    6. TGS,Ch50 - When Rand realizes why he should fight on, Lews Therin disappears and Rand realizes he is gone forever and was never really a different person.
  13. In Towers of Midnight
    1. ToM,Prologue - When Graendal recognizes the impending attack on Natrin's Barrow, she wonders if Lews Therin remembers that she murdered Yanet.
    2. ToM,Ch3 - Rand tells Egwene that he has all of Lews Therin-s memories like a dream.
    3. ToM,Ch5- Graendal partially succeeds in convincing Moridin that the attack on Natrin's Barrow was a -success- in that all those innocent deaths would have caused Lews Therin great anguish.
    4. ToM,Ch51 - Rand tells Min that he has all of Lews Therin-s memories but there is a difference. He has her and all the others who love him.
  14. In A Memory of Light
    1. AMoL,Ch1 - Lews Therin loved wine. He thinks the vintages of the Third Age are poor compared to those of the Age of Legends.