Jump to content

DRAGONMOUNT

A WHEEL OF TIME COMMUNITY
Vince Black

Aiel are People of the Dragon?

Recommended Posts

We get a little more backstory in book 4 if you haven't read it but we're never told why. There are some theories but unless RJ left notes, absolutely no way to prove it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know how far you read, and don't want to spoil nothing for you.  Aside from book 4, I assumed they were People of the Dragon because of the prophecy of him being born from a Maiden who is not of the Blood, but his father is Aiel.  Since "He Who Comes With The Dawn" is in all of their prophecies about leading them across the Dragonwall to fame and glory makes them "People of the Dragon" to me. 

Anyway, that's my 2 cents and reason I think they are People of the Dragon.  Hope that helps and didn't spoil anything for you.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the Guide (actual title "The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time") has some more info.  and the upcoming Companion might provide more.

 

to DemandredFO::

 

I think the Age of Legends term was "Children of the Dragon" not "People of the Dragon".

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

rand's mother was tigraine mantear,daughter-heir of andor,

so rand is  half aiel and half andoran,yet,the people of andor didn't call themselves 

people of the dragon.

Edited by jack of shadows

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Like I said I never read to much into it. We know his parents, we know the story, the Ariel had the Prophecy, it makes sense to me. I'm not one to split hairs and that's just my reading style.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It all depends on the specific genitive used in "of."

 

They could be:
The people who belong to the Dragon

The Dragon's people

The people who are devoted to the Dragon

The people who identify with the Dragon

 

etc.

 

They are definitely the Dragon's people, in that they are the nation that spawned him. The others are more debatable though.
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I also took it to mean since the Aes Sedai were responsible to protect the Aiel in the AOL, and since LTT was the head Aes Sedai they were his people, his responsibility.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've always understood Aiels were people devoted to Aes Sedai in AoL. Since Lews Therin was their leader, they would literally be People of the Dragon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...