Pronunciation: meh-LIHN-dhrah

An Aiel Maiden of the Spear of the Jumai Shaido.

Possible Spoilers#

She is also a Darkfriend.

Physical Description#

She is taller than Mat with hair like spun gold and eyes the color of a clear morning sky. She is about thirty. (TFoH,Ch3)

Chronology (Possible Spoilers)#

  • In the square of Rhuidean, Melindhra shows an interest in Mat. He gives her a necklace and they go off together smiling. (TFoH,Ch3)
  • Melindhra is in bed with Mat when the Darkhound attack. (TFoH,Ch6)
  • The next morning Melindhra smiles at Mat as everyone prepares to leave. (TFoH,Ch7)
  • In Jangai Pass, Melindhra watches Mat until Sulin sends her back to work. (TFoH,Ch21)
  • Melindhra gives Mat a massage in their tent. They both run out and fight when the Shadowspawn attack. (TFoH,Ch22)
  • The morning of the battle, Melindhra gets up before dawn to go to a meeting of the Maidens. (TFoH,Ch43)
  • Melindhra is proud that Mat brought great honor to himself by killing Couladin. (TFoH,Ch45)
  • When Mat mentions Caemlyn Melindhra attacks him with a knife decorated with nine golden bees. He kills her. (TFoH,Ch51)

Other References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In The Fires of Heaven
    1. TFoH,Ch3 - Melindhra is a Jumai Shaido.
    2. TFoH,Ch3 - Melindhra never heard of the Daughter of the Nine Moons.
    3. TFoH,Ch42 - Mat wants to leave and go south, but he does not know what to do about Melindhra.
    4. TFoH,Ch44 - Driven back toward Rand's camp, Mat does not think Moiraine and Melindhra will let him get away again.
    5. TFoH,Ch52 - Mat tells Rand about Melindhra trying to kill him.

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